At-home science provides an environment for freedom, creativity and invention that is not always possible in a school setting. In your own kitchen, it's simple, inexpensive, and fun to whip up a number of amazing science experiments using everyday ingredients. Science can be as easy as baking. Hands-On Family: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities groups. Kitchen Science Lab for Kids will tempt families to cook up some physics, chemistry and biology in their own kitchens and back yards. It's the perfect resource for Girl Scout Brownies looking to earn their Home Scientist badges! Many of the experiments are safe enough for toddlers and exciting enough for older kids, so families can discover the joy of science 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 earning 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, chronicling their science adventures on her KitchenPantryScientist website. Her desire to share her enthusiasm for science 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. Her goal is to make it simple for parents to do science with kids of all ages, and for kids to experiment safely on their own. Liz graduated from Luther College and received her master's degree in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Introduction Unit 1 Carbonated Chemical Reactions Lab 1: Color-Changing Magic Potion Lab 2: Paper Bag Volcano Lab 3: Fizzy Balloons Lab 4: Frankenworms Lab 5: Soda Geyser Unit 2 Crystal Creations Lab 6: Alum Crystal Geodes Lab 7: Rock Candy Lab 8: Climbing Salt Crystals Unit 3 Physics in Motion Lab 9: Marshmallow Slingshots Lab 10: Tablecloth Trick Lab 11: Egg-Throwing Experiment Lab 12: Egg in a Bottle Unit 4 Life Science Lab 13: Alien Monster Eggs Lab 14: Standing on Eggs Lab 15: DNA Extraction Lab 16: Forensic Fingerprints Unit 5 Astonishing Liquids Lab 17: Tie-Dye Milk Lab18: Zooming Fish Lab 19: Marker Chromatography Lab 20: Rainbow in a Cup Lab 21: Fireproof Balloon Lab 22: Ice Cube on a String Unit 6 Polymers, Colloids, and Misbehaving Materials Lab 23: Magic Bag Lab 24: Mad Scientist's Green Slime Lab 25: Milk Plastic and Milk Glue Lab 26: Gelatinous Diffusion Lab 27: Cornstarch Goo Lab 28: The Kaye Effect Unit 7 Acids, Bases, and Pigments Lab 29: Red Cabbage Litmus Paper Lab 30: Ocean Acidification Experiment Lab 31: Spy Juice Unit 8 Marvelous Microbiology Lab 32: Homemade Petri Plates and Microbe Zoo Lab 33: Yeast Garden Lab 34: Hand-Washing Experiment Unit 9 Shocking Science Lab 35: Dancing Foil Electroscope Lab 36: Build an Electrophorus and Leyden Jar Lab 37: Water Bender Unit 10 Bodacious Botany Lab 38: Window Sprouts Lab 39: Collecting Water from Trees Lab 40: Leaf and Veggie Chromatography Lab 41: Nature Walk Bracelets Lab 42: Vegetable Vampires Unit 11 Sunny Science Lab 43: Sunset Experiment Lab 44: Solar Still Survival Science Lab 45: Pizza Box Solar Oven Lab 46: Greenhouse Effect Lab Lab 47: Dew Point Experiment Lab 48: Shoebox Solar Viewer Unit 12 Rocket Science Lab 49: Film Canister Rockets Lab 50: Easy Straw Rockets Lab 51: Sky-High Bottle Rockets Lab 52: Edible Electromagnetic Wave Experiment