Leonisa Ardizzone, EdD

Leonisa Ardizzone, EdD

Leonisa Ardizzone, EdD, has been a science educator for more than twenty years. After completing her doctorate at Columbia University, she was assistant professor at Adelphi University and Fordham University. She served as the executive director of the Salvadori Center, which does professional development for teachers in architecture and engineering. She is the owner of Storefront Science, a science exploration program in New York City. Every day, she helps children “explore outside their doors.”



Tillywig Toy Brain Child Award

National Parenting Publications Awards Gold

Mom’s Choice Award, Gold



Praise for Science--Not Just for Scientists! 

"I love that this book reinforces what I already do with my kids and gives me new ideas to integrate science into our lives."

--Amy Pessolano, Umbrella Tree Cafe Blog


"This exciting, entertaining, and oh-so-effective book makes it easy for parents and educators to nurture the budding scientists that all children harbor within. With science and technology permeating our lives as never before, preparing children for a successful future is essential. The hands-on activities presented in this book encourage and empower children to question and experiment as they move through life. Each chapter is a treat to be savored and digested, and includes several easy-to-follow activities with clearly stated objectives and methods. Organized around themes from science education, the topics include patterns, cause and effect, size and scale, energy, systems, and more, and each is explored in a simple step-by-step fashion. The book is bursting with color photos and written in an engagingly concise manner that makes it easy for any parent or caregiver to shepherd their children into the world of knowledge and inquiry." - Tillywig Toy Awards



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Books by Leonisa Ardizzone, EdD


Science—Not Just for Scientists!

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