Author: Amy Cowen
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Great hands-on science projects and activities for Engineers Week!
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.
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!
School and family science weekly spotlight: drop candy hearts into soda for a Valentine's Day-themed chemistry exploration.
School and family science weekly spotlight: explore ocean currents with your own mini ocean model.
School and family science weekly spotlight: learn more about nanotechnology with a hands-on paper-based experiment.
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.
Participants at a natural history museum sleepover event in Utah experiment with bristlebots and brushbots.
School and family science weekly spotlight: explore how different sorbents might help clean up an oil spill.
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.
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.
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.
School and family science weekly spotlight: use dough to explore the relationship between dimensions of an object and volume.
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.
School and family science weekly spotlight: explore the science of making soup from dried beans.
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!
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.
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?
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.
School and family science weekly spotlight: mix up your own bubbly drink and experiment to find just the right combination of ingredients.
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.