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You Can Do That with Yogurt?


December 17, 2014 6:00 AM

Grow bacteria colonies, create yogurt ravioli, even make your own top-secret recipe for delicious homemade yogurt.




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Lotion Science: How Moisturizing is Your Moisturizer?


December 12, 2014 9:30 AM

Hands-on medical biotechnology projects guide students in scientifically evaluating how common moisturizer ingredients work.




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Seeing Science: Weekly Science Activity


December 11, 2014 8:45 AM

School and family science weekly spotlight: explore the Stroop effect for family fun. How quickly can you name the colors?




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Ebola Fighters Receive TIME Recognition


December 10, 2014 9:00 PM

TIME recognizes "Ebola Fighters" as Person of the Year. Students explore science related to Ebola epidemic.




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Beyond the School Science Fair: Advanced Science Competitions


December 9, 2014 1:00 PM

A science project, especially an advanced one, may have a longer shelf life than just a single fair or a linear competition circuit. Top science students may find many events and venues in which to enter and showcase their research and findings.




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Superbugs and Antibiotics: Explore with a Dice Game


December 8, 2014 9:00 AM

A new classroom activity, sponsored by Cubist Pharmaceuticals, helps students see how populations of bacteria respond to antibiotics. Using a colorful dice game, students roll the dice to see how many bacteria respond to treatment each day.




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Singing Science: Weekly Science Activity


December 4, 2014 11:00 AM

School and family science weekly spotlight: explore variables related to individual vocal range.


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Squash Power


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Globs of Gluten: Weekly Science Activity


School and family science weekly spotlight: explore gluten in different types of flour.

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A Bus Powered by Human Waste


Bio-Bus powered by human waste hits the roads for a test run in England.

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Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress


A lighthearted how-to guide puts students on a yellow brick road to setting up a website using basic HTML and CSS or a content system like WordPress.

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Musical Bottles: Weekly Science Activity


School and family science weekly spotlight: explore the physics of sound by making music using bottles.

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Solar Ovens Are Totally Hot!


Can you harness the sun to cook your dinner? A solar oven skeptic is converted after building his own solar oven and putting it to the test.

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Biomedical Engineering: The Search for Solutions, Big and Small, for Type 1 Diabetes


Put yourself in the middle of ongoing research and development with a cutting-edge student biomedical engineering, human biology, or computer science project.

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The Speed of Falling: Weekly Science Activity


School and family science weekly spotlight: explore the science of speed and constant acceleration.

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Get a Jump Start on the Project Display Board


You don't have to wait until the last minute to start the project display board for a science fair project. A great board takes planning, and you can do a good deal of preliminary legwork getting your board ready even...

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Sounds Like Halloween: Weekly Science Activity


School and family science weekly spotlight: listen to how music and sound are incorporated in movies of certain types.

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Halloween Science Connections


Science activities and projects that let kids get hands-on with things slimy, ghoulish, gross, light-up, or glow-in-the-dark.

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Candy Corn Geodesic Dome


A classic science project takes on Halloween tones with candy corn-colored candies, a few ordinary toothpicks, and a bunch of triangles.

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Detective Science: Weekly Science Activity


School and family science weekly spotlight: learn more about the science that helps solve crimes! Use fake blood and investigate how blood spatter changes depending on the height from which the blood was dropped.

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Building a Halloween Brushbot: Family Robotics


An orange scrub brush gives a family science activity a boost of jack-o-lantern-inspired fun and leads to a great robotics exploration.

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