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Learn physics, chemistry and biology in your own backyard!
At-home science provides an environment of freedom, creativity and invention that is not always possible in a school setting. It's simple, inexpensive, and fun to whip up a number of amazing science experiments in your own backyard. Science can be found all around in nature. Outdoor Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun STEM activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities for groups.Outdoor Science Lab for Kids will tempt families to learn about physics, chemistry, biology, and nature, plus, they'll learn scientific survival skills and even take some experiments to the playground! Many of the experiments are safe enough for toddlers and exciting enough for older kids, so families can discover the joy of science and STEM education together.
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.