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A Bus Powered by Human Waste

November 21, 2014 1:30 PM

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

November 20, 2014 1:45 PM

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.


Musical Bottles: Weekly Science Activity

November 19, 2014 6:00 AM

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


Solar Ovens Are Totally Hot!

November 13, 2014 11:49 AM

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.


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

November 7, 2014 9:00 AM

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


The Speed of Falling: Weekly Science Activity

November 6, 2014 9:23 AM

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


Get a Jump Start on the Project Display Board

November 4, 2014 11:00 AM
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...

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Solar Power Towers and Migratory Flight Paths

Environmental conservation and energy science collide in a proposed solar power project that promises greener energy but threatens to disrupt a major migratory path for birds. Students explore with big data science.


Major League Baseball = Major League Science

Think baseball is all about runs, outs, balls, and strikes? What about physics, biomechanics, and statistics? Explore the science of baseball!


Boba Spherification: The Science of Juice-filled Caviar

We go DIY with molecular gastronomy and family science as we make our own popping boba using the Spherification Kit from the Science Buddies Store.


Ebola Outbreak Reaches Epidemic Proportions in West Africa

The current Ebola crisis in West Africa has already topped charts for all Ebola outbreaks in history. Medical biotechnology science projects let students gets hands-on with projects that parallel real-world research and development.


Caterpillar Spotting Leads to Citizen Science

An unusual caterpillar brings lots of "eeeews!" and one contribution to a citizen science project. Discover how anyone can collaborate on serious scientific research.


Drag-and-drop Code: Engaging Students with Computer Programming

UC Berkeley Professor Dan Garcia talks about the kind of "drag-and-drop," block-based, snap-together programming environments that are becoming increasingly popular as a way to introduce students of all ages to code.


Computer Programming Basics: An Hour of Code

With a smorgasbord of fun, engaging, playful, and puzzling modules available as part of the Hour of Code initiative, kids can experiment with programming basics and sample Javascript, Python, Ruby, and more.


Students and Schools Applying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to Solve Local Problems

The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest gives U.S. secondary public schools a chance to use STEM to help address problems affecting their students and communities--and a chance at a share of $2 million in technology.


What's in a Watermelon?

Are the seeds in your watermelon playing hide-and-seek? Can plants grow without soil? The plant world offers a cornucopia of mysteries that are ripe for investigation.


From Wooden Train to the Magic of Maglev

Science Buddies in Action: For a third grade student with an interest in science and pinewood derby cars, the Maglev Train project combined a fun DIY activity with engaging science.

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