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Science Projects for Trick or Treat

From glow sticks and colored candies to haunted house-worthy music, there is plenty of Halloween science to uncover!


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Tap in to student excitement about Halloween to make engaging connections to science. There is plenty to talk about in class—and plenty they can put to the test!
Preparing for Halloween? Before or after the tricks and treats, the following collection of posts from Halloweens past may help you tie science concepts (and hands-on science projects) into all kinds of spooky and sweet discussions at home and in the classroom:


What is your favorite science project using leftover candy? We'd love to know! Email blog@sciencebuddies.org to share your story.

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Visual illusions and other optical puzzles are fun for families to share and explore. With hands-on science projects and activities, students can create and test their own visual illusions--including a cool infinity mirror!

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School and family science weekly spotlight: the science of marinades

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A fun SimCity science project from Science Buddies helps turn in-game city planning into a science experiment, one students can also use to enter the annual Future City competition.

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What do gears and tires have to do with who wins a race—or how long it takes to ride to the corner store? Find out with hands-on sports science projects that help tie science to the sports kids love to do and watch.

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When you combine your circuitry know-how with fabric, you can, literally, wear your electronics on your sleeve. Students experiment with e-textiles.

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What variables make a game popular with players, and do boys and girls choose different types of games? Design a survey-based science project this summer and do some statistical analysis of the data you gather. Your results might be eye...



Your Science!
What will you explore for your science project this year? What is your favorite classroom science activity? Email us a short (one to three sentences) summary of your science project or teaching tip. You might end up featured in an upcoming Science Buddies newsletter!



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