STEAM Lab for Kids

STEAM Lab for Kids by Liz Lee Heinecke

52 Creative Hands-On Projects for Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781631594199
Publisher: Quarry Books
Series: Lab Series
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STEAM Lab for Kids is an art-forward doorway to science, math, technology and engineering.

While many aspiring artists don't necessarily identify with STEM subjects, and many young inventors don’t see the need for art, one is essential to the other. Revealing this connection and encouraging kids to explore it fills hungry minds with tools essential to problem solving and creative thinking.

Each of the projects in this book is designed to demonstrate that the deeper you look into art, the more engineering and math you’ll find. There’s a science to great art. From graphite circuit comic books to edible stained glass, young engineers and artists alike will find inspiration. 

Liz Heinecke has never been able to choose between art and science. She studied art and biology in college before doing laboratory research for ten years and getting a master’s degree in bacteriology. Her multi-disciplinary background came in handy when she started doing science at home with her three kids, journaling their experiments and adventures on Today, Liz calls on her science and art skills daily as she appears regularly on television, makes science videos, draws diagrams and writes about science online and in books. Liz’s work includes Kitchen Science Lab for Kids, Outdoor Science Lab for Kids and Star Wars Maker Lab.

Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781631594199
Series: Lab Series
Illustrations: 200 color photos
Size: 8.5 in x 8.5 in / 215.9 mm x 215.9 mm
Edition: Kitchen STEAM Lab for Kids
Unit 1: Science
Acid-painted Eggs
Homemade Chia Pets
Crystal Snowflakes
Molecular gastronomy (fruit spaghetti)
Edible stained glass (sugar panes)
Countertop Aquatic Ecosystem
Wildflower Paper
Painting with Microbes
Art Plants
Moss scape
Bouncing Slime
Unit 2: Technology
Coin Battery
LED art
Solar-powered remote control
More tech and green tech projects from Mouse…
Unit 3: Engineering
Balloon Hovercraft
Wind Turbine
Bridge Design
Water-powered spinner
Pop-up book
Clothesline Balloon Rocket
Solar oven
Rubber band car
Book Binding
Camera Obscura
Unit 4: Art
Paper marbling
Homemade paint
Paper making
Wax Sculpture
Ice Sculpture
Birchbark sculpture
Unit 5: Math
String Art
Fractal Geometry Designs
Perspective Drawing
Fibonacci Spiral
Serial Dilutions of bacteria (yogurt)
“Liz Heinecke’s books would have been perfect for me when I was a kid: I grew up with an intense scientific curiosity about the natural world around me and the chemical world underlying it. Her home-brewed experiments would have captivated me. Now as the father of a 10-year-old "kitchen pantry scientist" and slime-maker, I appreciate Heinecke's work all the more. Busting boredom is excellent in itself, but making a kid feel like a scientist while they’re having fun - that’s brilliant.”
-Dan Wilson, singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and visual artist whose songwriting resume includes "Closing Time” "Not Ready to Make Nice” and "Someone like You.”