Heinecke, Liz

Contact info:

Lives in: Minneapolis, MN

Website: kitchenpantryscientist.com

Email: [email protected]

Author of: Children’s Non-Fiction and Adult Non-Fiction

Age Group: 5-14


Kitchen Science Lab for Kids (Quarry Books)

Outdoor Science Lab for Kids (Quarry Books)

STEAM Lab for Kids (Quarry Books)

Star Wars Maker Lab (DK)

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids, Edible Edition (Quarry Books,)

The Kitchen Pantry Scientist- Chemistry for Kids: Homemade Science Experiments and Activities Inspired by Awesome Chemists, Past and Present (Quarry Books)

Upcoming publications include “RADIANT: The Dancer, The Scientist and a Friendship Forged in Light”, an adult non-fiction narrative about Marie Curie and Loie Fuller (February 2021 from Grand Central Publishing), and “The Kitchen Pantry Scientist- Biology for Kids” ( Spring 2021 from Quarry Books)

Book Awards:

2021 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books in Middle Grade Finalist
2021 NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book
2020 EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Honor Book
2017 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Hands-on Science Books Finalist

Liz 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, Liz 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 educational KitchenPantryScientist platform. Her desire to spread her enthusiasm for science to others soon led to regular TV appearances, speaking engagements, and a new career as an author.
Most days, you’ll find Liz at home in Minnesota, writing, creating science experiments, singing, playing banjo, running, and feeding hungry teenagers. Follow her @lizheinecke on Instagram, @kitchpantrysci on Twitter, at Liz Heinecke, The Kitchen Pantry Scientist on Facebook and on YouTube at The Kitchen Pantry Scientist.
Liz graduated from Luther College with a B.A. in art and received her master’s degree in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Presentation Title & Description:
Hands-on science presentations or other topics tailored to the group I’m presenting to.
*Also available for virtual presentations via Skype or Zoom*


Please email Liz. Fees vary depending on the event.