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

Her enthusiasm for science soon led to regular appearances on Twin Cities television stations, and the publication of her first book, Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Experiments from Around the House (Quarry Books 2014). Kitchen Science Lab for Kids and her newest books, Outdoor Science Labs for Kids, STEAM Lab for Kids and Star Wars Maker Lab are available everywhere books are sold.

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.