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Soaking Up Sorbent Science: Weekly Science Activity

January 22, 2015 2:00 PM

School and family science weekly spotlight: explore how different sorbents might help clean up an oil spill.


Last Year on the Science Buddies Blog

January 21, 2015 10:00 AM

Highlights and favorite posts from last year on the Science Buddies Blog—great science project overviews, visual spreads that show hands-on science in action, and real-world connections.


Kids Read Science News

January 14, 2015 10:00 AM

A new website feature at Science Buddies, sponsored by Cisco Foundation, brings science news to students. With the news feed, students can easily locate science news stories related to a project or science interest.


Fueling Science Teachers to Inspire Students with Hands-on Science

January 13, 2015 9:00 AM

Thanks to Aerojet Rocketdyne, the INFINITY Science Center, and Science Buddies, teachers in Mississippi got a booster course in rocket science—and paper airplane folding.


Making Math with Dough: Weekly Science Activity

January 12, 2015 9:30 AM

School and family science weekly spotlight: use dough to explore the relationship between dimensions of an object and volume.


A Dolphin Tail and Prosthetics Engineering

January 6, 2015 9:00 AM

In movies like Dolphin Tale, you don't have to look far to find the engineering design process in action. With the steps of the engineering process being acted out as the story unfolds, students see that success often involves a great deal of trial, error, testing, and redesigning.


Bean Soup Science: Weekly Science Activity Spotlight

January 2, 2015 10:00 AM

School and family science weekly spotlight: explore the science of making soup from dried beans.

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Nick and Tesla Secret Agent Gadgets

Book 3 in the Nick and Tesla series offers great gadget-oriented science and engineering fun from the twins as they stay with their eccentric scientist uncle for the summer.


Pastry Science: Weekly Science Activity

School and family science weekly spotlight: explore the role of fat and temperature on pie crust texture.


Light Up the Season with Computer Science Exploration

With drag-and-drop computer programming, kids can explore fun activities that add lights and sounds lights to the season. We got in the holiday spirit with Scratch and Raspberry Pi to light up a simple light-activated star!


You Can Do That with Yogurt?

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


Lotion Science: How Moisturizing is Your Moisturizer?

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


Seeing Science: Weekly Science Activity

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


Ebola Fighters Receive TIME Recognition

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


Beyond the School Science Fair: Advanced Science Competitions

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.


Superbugs and Antibiotics: Explore with a Dice Game

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.


Singing Science: Weekly Science Activity

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


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Squash Power

How do your favorite veggies compare when it comes to generating power? Find out with a hands-on science electronics kit from the Science Buddies Store!


Globs of Gluten: Weekly Science Activity

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


A Bus Powered by Human Waste

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


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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