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Liz Heinecke

Liz Heinecke has loved science since she was old enough to inspect her first caterpillar.

After working in molecular biology research for ten years and getting her master’s degree, she left the lab to kick off a new chapter in her life as a stay-at-home mom. Soon, she found herself sharing her love of science with her three kids, journaling their experiments and adventures on her website KitchenPantryScientist.com.

Her enthusiasm for science soon led to regular appearances on Twin Cities television stations, the creation of kidscience app, and the publication of her first book, Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Experiments from Around the House (Quarry Books 2014). Her latest book, Outdoor Science Labs for Kids, was published in June 2016.   

When she’s not driving her kids around, you’ll find Liz at home in Minnesota doing science outreach, experimenting, writing, singing, playing banjo, painting, running, and doing almost anything else to avoid housework.

She graduated from Luther College where she studied art and biology. Liz received her master’s degree in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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by Liz Heinecke
Combine science and art using acrylic paint and glue to make beautiful batiks.
by Liz Heinecke
Help your kids learn about candy-making science with this fun and simple STEAM activity.
by Liz Heinecke
Discover this step-by-step guide to making paper with your kids from the ground up!
by Liz Heinecke
Embark on a fun and simple STEAM project with your kids for great, all-around learning.
by Liz Heinecke
No need for dirt! In this gardening activity, your child will "plant" a bean in a plastic bag — then watch it sprout!
by Liz Heinecke
How do glow sticks work? Explore their chemistry by comparing what happens when you submerge them in different temperatures.
by Liz Heinecke
Demonstrate the physics behind kicking field goals in football, while enjoying playing this game at home.
by Liz Heinecke
Teach your child about symmetry and turn patterns into prints with this simple art-meets-nature science project.
by Liz Heinecke
Seeking a snow day activity? Blow up balloons in the snow with help from a few pantry items, and teach your kids about the reactions.
by Liz Heinecke
Add some sparkling science to your child’s holiday by making dazzling crystal snowflakes together.

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