Kitchen Science Lab for Kids (Paperback)

52 Family-Friendly Experiments from Around the House (Hands-On Family)

By Liz Lee Heinecke

Quarry Books, 9781592539253, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2014



Cook up some science in your home with Kitchen Science Lab for Kids. Do physics, chemistry, and biology experiments with tools and ingredients found in any kitchen

At-home science provides an environment for freedom, creativity and invention. It's simple to do science in your own kitchen, not to mention inexpensive, and fun to whip up a number of amazing science experiments using everyday ingredients. You would never have guessed that science can be as easy as baking.

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities for groups. Kitchen Science Lab for Kids will encourage families to cook up some physics, chemistry and biology in their own kitchens and back yards. It's the perfect resource for Girl Scout Brownies looking to earn their Home Scientist badges Many of the experiments are safe enough for children as young as toddlers and exciting enough for older kids, so families can discover the joy of science together.

About the Author

Liz Lee Heinecke has loved science since she was old enough to inspect her first butterfly. 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 as they grew, journaling their science adventures on her KitchenPantryScientist website. Her desire to spread her enthusiasm for science to others soon led to a regular segment on her local NBC affiliate, an opportunity to serve as an Earth Ambassador for NASA, and the creation of an iPhone app, with the goal of making it simple for parents to do science with kids of all ages, and for kids to experiment safely on their own. You can find her at home in Minnesota, wrangling her kids, writing for her website, updating the KidScience app, teaching microbiology to nursing students, singing, playing banjo, painting, running, and doing almost anything else to avoid housework. Liz graduated from Luther College and received her master's degree in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.