About Liz


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Liz Heinecke is the Kitchen Pantry Scientist. She’s made it her mission to show the world that anyone can be a scientist and that kids from three to ninety-three can have fun playing with science at home.

After working in academic molecular biology research labs for ten years and getting a master’s degree in bacteriology at UW Madison, Liz started doing science with her three kids, journaling their experiments and adventures on KitchenPantryScientist.com.

She appears regularly on WCCO (CBS) and Twin Cities Live (ABC), created kidscience app and has written two books: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids (Quarry Books 2014) and Outdoor Science Lab for Kids (Quarry Books 2016.)  Liz also blogs and makes videos for Scholastic’s website and does science segments for Happi House TV.

Taking science to the community is another passion of Liz’s, and she frequently appears and does science with kids at library programs, Scout meetings, and STEM, STEAM and tech festivals.

Between experiments and writing, Liz paints, sings, and plays the banjo.

You can email me at kitchenpantryscientist@earthlink.net.

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