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Author: Amy Cowen

Amy Cowen / science writer and social media manager for Science Buddies
Amy Cowen is Online Community Manager at Science Buddies and produces content for the Science Buddies blog, monthly newsletter, and social media streams, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. Find her on Google+ and at Twitter.

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Last Year on the Science Buddies Blog


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.

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Kids Read Science News


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.

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Fueling Science Teachers to Inspire Students with Hands-on Science


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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Making Math with Dough: Weekly Science Activity


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

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A Dolphin Tail and Prosthetics Engineering


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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Bean Soup Science: Weekly Science Activity Spotlight


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.

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Pastry Science: Weekly Science Activity


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

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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!

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You Can Do That with Yogurt?


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

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Lotion Science: How Moisturizing is Your Moisturizer?


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

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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?

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Ebola Fighters Receive TIME Recognition


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

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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.

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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.

Science Buddies Science Activities

Science Buddies and Autodesk for Student STEM Exploration


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Great hands-on science projects and activities for Engineers Week!

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What are your chances of getting the flu this year? Discover how your immune system and the flu vaccine work together to keep you healthy.

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How much weight can a balloon-powered vehicle carry? Find out with this year's 2015 Fluor® Engineering Challenge. Enter for a chance to win money for your school!

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School and family science weekly spotlight: drop candy hearts into soda for a Valentine's Day-themed chemistry exploration.

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School and family science weekly spotlight: explore ocean currents with your own mini ocean model.

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School and family science weekly spotlight: learn more about nanotechnology with a hands-on paper-based experiment.



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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