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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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Building a Solar-powered Bristlebot


Adding solar panels to a brushbot project gives a new twist to an intermediate robotics building activity, but does it offer more power?

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Creative Circuits with Copper Tape


With paper, markers, LEDs, and copper tape, kids can get a hands-on introduction to electronics and circuits and turn their own drawings and creative projects into ones that light up!

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Balloon-powered Vehicle Success


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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Students 3D Design and Print Their Own Robots with Autodesk Tinkercad


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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Stretchy Rubber Band Science: Weekly Science Activity


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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What Shape is a Hard-boiled Egg?


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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Bubbly Soda Science: Weekly Science Activity


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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A Farmer's Dilemma: To Till or Not To Till


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.

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Fascinating Physics of Fluids and Surface Movement


Mesmerizing video puts the physics of liquid in motion. Students and families can explore related science with hands-on activities that are fun to do at home or in the classroom.

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Guess What's Inside: Rock Science


Have you and your kids ever cracked open a geode to reveal the crystals inside? This is a great way to add something special to a prized rock collection and can be a lot of fun for kids who are interested in geology, rocks, or crystals.

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Talking Pi and Pie for Pi Day


Pi Day is a great excuse to make some math- and food-related Pi puns and bake up a tasty dessert. We suggest you throw a bit of science into the mix as well!

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Putting Together a Project Display Board


The project display board is how you present your project at the science fair. What goes into a well-organized and effective project display board? Check our easy-to-follow guide.

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How Low Can You Go? Melting Road Ice


Dropping the freezing point of water can help keep roads free of ice, making them safer for driving. What are the best tools for the job?

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Sliding and Friction: Weekly Science Activity


School and family science weekly spotlight: explore the relationship between friction and surface with a fun activity.

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Students Use Autodesk 3D Design Software to Create Model Playgrounds


Students in an 8th grade class designed their own playgrounds using Autodesk Inventor software for 3D modeling.

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A move is on in the worlds of tech and education, a push to show students that learning to code is important, fun, and maybe not as hard as they think! Exploring code is easier today than ever, and even...

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School and family science weekly spotlight: investigate the role of enzymes on the way certain fruits combine with gelatin.

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Video games and comic books team up against the Dark Wizard in this hands-on how to book for kids. As the main characters tackle fun quests, kids learn programming fundamentals—and have fun making their own video games. Note: a new...



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