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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!

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Globs of Gluten: Weekly Science Activity


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

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A Bus Powered by Human Waste


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

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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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Musical Bottles: Weekly Science Activity


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

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Solar Ovens Are Totally Hot!


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.

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


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

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The Speed of Falling: Weekly Science Activity


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

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Get a Jump Start on the Project Display Board


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 good deal of preliminary legwork getting your board ready even...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Science Buddies and Autodesk for Student STEM Exploration


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

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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.

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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.

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

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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!



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