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April 17, 2015 9:30 AM
Adding solar panels to a brushbot project gives a new twist to an intermediate robotics building activity, but does it offer more power?
April 15, 2015 9:00 AM
With paper, markers, LEDs, and copper tape, kids can get a hands-on introduction to electronics and circuits and turn their own drawings and creative projects into ones that light up!
April 13, 2015 7:00 AM
Hands-on engineering got a boost of balloon power with the fun 2015 Fluor® Engineering Challenge. Congratulations to everyone who joined the challenge and shared their creation! Take a look at some of the great entries!
April 10, 2015 10:00 AM
A recent robotics workshop gave students in New Jersey the opportunity to experiment with 3D design using Autodesk® Tinkercad® and then to use their custom parts in their robots.
April 9, 2015 11:45 AM
School and family science weekly spotlight: What happens when you heat up or cool down a bunch of molecules? Do rubber bands behave as you might expect?
April 2, 2015 10:00 AM
This year, give your hardboiled eggs a twist and turn ordinary ovoid hardboiled eggs into fun shapes! The trick to the transformation is understanding the science behind the process of hardboiling.
March 31, 2015 1:00 PM
School and family science weekly spotlight: mix up your own bubbly drink and experiment to find just the right combination of ingredients.
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As winter turns to spring, farmers are preparing to plant this year's crops. For some, tilling their fields is a thing of the past.
Mesmerizing video puts the physics of liquid in motion. Students and families can explore related science with hands-on activities that are fun to do at home or in the classroom.
Have you and your kids ever cracked open a geode to reveal the crystals inside? This is a great way to add something special to a prized rock collection and can be a lot of fun for kids who are interested in geology, rocks, or crystals.
Pi Day is a great excuse to make some math- and food-related Pi puns and bake up a tasty dessert. We suggest you throw a bit of science into the mix as well!
The project display board is how you present your project at the science fair. What goes into a well-organized and effective project display board? Check our easy-to-follow guide.
Dropping the freezing point of water can help keep roads free of ice, making them safer for driving. What are the best tools for the job?
School and family science weekly spotlight: explore the relationship between friction and surface with a fun activity.
Students in an 8th grade class designed their own playgrounds using Autodesk Inventor software for 3D modeling.
Great hands-on science projects and activities for Engineers Week!
What are your chances of getting the flu this year? Discover how your immune system and the flu vaccine work together to keep you healthy.
How much weight can a balloon-powered vehicle carry? Find out with this year's 2015 Fluor® Engineering Challenge. Enter for a chance to win money for your school!
School and family science weekly spotlight: drop candy hearts into soda for a Valentine's Day-themed chemistry exploration.
School and family science weekly spotlight: explore ocean currents with your own mini ocean model.
School and family science weekly spotlight: learn more about nanotechnology with a hands-on paper-based experiment.
In the days leading up to the big game, in the days after, or even during off-season, you can kick around sports science concepts with your student sports fans.