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Liz Heinecke

Liz Heinecke thrives at the intersection of science and the arts. With an undergraduate degree in art, a master’s degree in bacteriology, and 10 years of laboratory research, Heinecke shares her love of science regularly on television, on social media, and in print. Her book, Ecology for Kids: Science Experiments and Activities Inspired by Awesome Ecologists, Past and Present, is a 2024 Minnesota Book Awards Finalist in the Middle Grade Literature category. Her other books include The Padawan Cookbook, She Can STEM, Radiant: The Dancer, The Scientist, and a Friendship Forged in Light, and more. In her free time, Heinecke sings in a garage band and plays the banjo.

Recent & Notable Works

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She Can STEM: 50 Trailblazing Women in Science, from Ancient History to Today (Quarry Books, 2024)

Sheet Pan Science: 25 Fun, Simple Science Experiments for the Kitchen Table; Super-Easy Setup and Cleanup (Quarry Books, 2023)

The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Series (Quarry Books)
Ecology for Kids (2023)
Biology for Kids (2021)
Physics for Kids (2021)
Chemistry for Kids (2020)

The Padawan Cookbook: Kid-Friendly Recipes from a Galaxy Far, Far Away (Insight Kids, 2022)

Radiant: The Dancer, The Scientist, and a Friendship Forged in Light (Grand Central Publishing, 2021)

Lab for Kids Series (Quarry Books)
Kitchen Science Lab for Kids–Edible Edition: 52 Mouth-Watering Recipes and the Everyday Science That Makes Them Taste Amazing (2019)
STEAM Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Hands-On Projects for Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (2018)
Outdoor Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Experiments for the Yard, Garden, Playground, and Park (2016)
Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family Friendly Experiments from Around the House (2014)

Star Wars Maker Lab: 20 Craft and Science Projects (DK Publishing, 2018)

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