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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.

Science Buddies Science Activities

Science Buddies and Autodesk for Student STEM Exploration


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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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



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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