STEAM LAB FOR KIDS

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

Liz Lee Heinecke
Price $23.99 / £14.99
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STEAM Lab for Kids is an art-forward doorway to science, math, technology, and engineering through 52 family-friendly experiments and activities.

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.

Following clear, photo-illustrated step-by-step instructions, learn about:

  • Angular momentum by creating tie-dyed fidget spinners.
  • Electrical conductors by making a light-up graphite-circuit comic book.
  • Kinetic energy by constructing a rubber-band racer car.
  • Parabolic curves by creating string art with pushpins and a board.
  • Symmetry by making fruit and veggie stamp paintings.
  • And much more!

Along with the creative, hands-on activities, you’ll find:
  • Suggestions for taking your projects to the next level with “Creative Enrichment.”
  • Accessible explanations of the “The STEAM Behind the Fun,” including cross-disciplinary related topics.
  • Safety tips and hints.


The projects can be used as part of a homeschool curriculum, for family fun, at parties, or as educational activities for groups. Many of the activities are safe enough for children as young as toddlers and exciting enough for older kids, so families can discover the joy of STEAM together.

The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields.

Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels.

Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.

Series:
Series Lab for Kids
Format:
Format Trade Paperback 144 Pages
ISBN:
ISBN 9781631594199
Size:
Size8.50 in x 8.50 in / 215.90 mm x 215.90 mm
Published:
Published Date May 15th, 2018
Liz Lee Heinecke
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, Sheet Pan Science, and Little Learning Labs: Kitchen Science for Kids. Her namesake series, The Kitchen Pantry Scientist, pairs illustrated biographies with engaging hands-on activities inspired by their work. The books in that series include: Chemistry for Kids, Biology for Kids, Physics for Kids, and Math for Kids.
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