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Chemistry for kids : homemade science experiments and activities inspired by awesome chemists, past and present / Liz Lee Heinecke.

Heinecke, Liz Lee, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J 540.922 HEI (Text) 33500013265855 New Checked out 11/13/2020
Moorhead Public Library J 540.922 HEI (Text) 33500013265863 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631598302
  • ISBN: 1631598309
  • Physical Description: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
"The kitchen pantry scientist's guide to chemistry features biographies of 25 leading chemists, past and present, accompanied by accessible, hands-on experiments and activities to bring the history and principles of chemistry alive"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 7-12.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
    This fun and educational book consists of kid-friendly, take-home chemistry activities along with profiles of the scientists associated with each experiment. It features 25 scientists (15 women, 10 men) from antiquity to the present, including ancient Mesopotamian female fragrance distiller Tapputi-Belatekallim, Italian physicist Alessandro Volta, and the famous Marie Curie. After briefly explaining each scientist's contribution to their field, the book provides an opportunity to replicate one of their experiments at home using mostly common kitchen materials. Each activity has a "creative enrichment" tip that gives kids additional suggestions to enhance the experiment. The text addresses the sexism and discrimination that some female scientists experienced in pursuit of their research, such as the male university president who took credit for Alice Ball's organic oil isolation discovery after her death. An illustration of each scientist accompanies step-by-step directions with photos, an introduction, references and resources, the periodic table, and a glossary and index (final versions unseen). Kids will have a great time exploring the chemistry activities found in this book. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Liz Lee Heinecke has loved science since she was old enough to inspect her first butterfly. After working in molecular biology research for 10 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 led to regular television appearances, 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. She is the author of Kitchen Science Lab for Kids, Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: Edible Edition, Outdoor Science Lab for Kids, STEAM Lab for Kids, Little Learning Labs: Kitchen Science for Kids, and The Kitchen Pantry Scientist: Chemistry for Kids.

Subject: Chemists > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Chemistry > Experiments > Juvenile literature.
Chemistry > History > Juvenile literature.
Chemistry > Experiments.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.

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