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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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Great Ideas for Engineers Week


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

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Shoo, Flu!: Vaccine Science


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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Blaze Your Own Trail with a Balloon-powered Vehicle


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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Dancing Candy Hearts: Weekly Science Activity


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

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Ocean Currents: Weekly Science Activity


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

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Explore Nanotechnology with Paper: Weekly Science Activity


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

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Football Science: Score Big this Super Bowl Sunday with Sports Science


In the days leading up to the big game, in the days after, or even during off-season, you can kick around sports science concepts with your student sports fans.

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Bristlebots at the Museum


Participants at a natural history museum sleepover event in Utah experiment with bristlebots and brushbots.

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Soaking Up Sorbent Science: Weekly Science Activity


School and family science weekly spotlight: explore how different sorbents might help clean up an oil spill.

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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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Science Buddies and Autodesk for Student STEM Exploration


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Hands-on engineering got a boost of balloon power with the fun 2015 Fluor® Engineering Challenge. Congratulations to everyone who joined the challenge and shared their creation! Take a look at some of the great entries!

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A recent robotics workshop gave students in New Jersey the opportunity to experiment with 3D design using Autodesk® Tinkercad® and then to use their custom parts in their robots.

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School and family science weekly spotlight: What happens when you heat up or cool down a bunch of molecules? Do rubber bands behave as you might expect?

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This year, give your hardboiled eggs a twist and turn ordinary ovoid hardboiled eggs into fun shapes! The trick to the transformation is understanding the science behind the process of hardboiling.

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School and family science weekly spotlight: mix up your own bubbly drink and experiment to find just the right combination of ingredients.

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As winter turns to spring, farmers are preparing to plant this year's crops. For some, tilling their fields is a thing of the past.



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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