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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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Colorful Sharpie Tie-Dye Science

Sharpie Tie-Dye is a great way to add colorful and creative STEM to the holidays and winter break.


Whip Up Some Science in the Kitchen

With a few basic ingredients, you can conjure up "whipping cream" food-science fun for both tots and teens.


Paper Circuits Bring Light to Seasonal Greetings

With copper tape, an LED, and a coin cell battery, students can transform ordinary greeting cards into fun light up cards.


A Geodesic Dome for the Season

With gumdrops and toothpicks, kids can make a dome and explore the math behind a geodesic dome.


Fun Science Picks for Winter Break

Line up science, technology, engineering, and math activities to inspire and excite kids over winter break.


Blending Science and Art with Paper Inventions

Paper Inventions contains a wide-ranging collection of paper-based "to do" projects for student makers.


Music to Your Ears

Next time you visit a mall, watch a movie, or play a video game, pay attention to the music you hear.


Build a BlueBot Over Break

The BlueBot: 4-in-1 Robotics Kit lets students try four different robots, for four times the building fun!


The Girl Factor: Creative Code and Computer Programming

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Exploring, Finding, and Landing STEM Careers

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Explore Radioactive Decay with Coins

Explore the science of radioactive decay with a safe hands-on family STEM activity.


Student Essay Winner Writes of the Importance of Hands-on Science

Berkeley freshman and Bio-Rad essay winner Kainat Shaikh offers an insightful look at the value of science education for today's students.


Make Music with Singing Glasses

Explore the physics of sound as you make music using wine glasses in this family STEM activity.


Big Ears Science

Experiment with different styles of ears to see how the size and shape of ears changes what you may be able to hear in this family STEM activity.


The Science of Football Flight

Explore football science with sports-focused STEM projects.

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