The home provides an environment for freedom, creativity and invention—all important elements for great science. And you would never have guessed that science can be as easy as baking. It's simple, inexpensive, and fun to whip up amazing science experiments like straw rockets, green slime, paper bag volcanoes using everyday ingredients.
In this abridged, paperback edition, Kitchen Science for Kids offers 26 fun science activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities for groups (perfect for Girl Scout Brownies looking to earn their Home Scientist badges). Many of the experiments are both safe enough for children as young as toddlers and exciting for older kids—fun for the whole family!
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 earning 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, chronicling their science adventures on her KitchenPantryScientist website. Her desire to share her enthusiasm for science 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. Her goal is to make it simple for parents to do science with kids of all ages, and for kids to experiment safely on their own. Liz graduated from Luther College and received her master’s degree in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.