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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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A collection of great science activities and projects that would be fun for students over Spring Break.


Green Candy Chemistry

Use chromatography to explore the colors of dye that make up favorite candy coatings.


Make Science Reading Assignments with Science Buddies

With the new Google Classroom share buttons on the Science Buddies website, teachers can easily add science reading assignments for their students.


Slimy, but Smart: Slime Mold Science

Can slime mold find the fastest way to the food, even without a brain? A school science project puts slime mold to the test.


Science Buddies Offers Google Classroom Integration

A new feature at Science Buddies allows teachers using Google Classroom to easily share Science Buddies resources with their students.


Exploring Circuits with ArtBots: A Classroom Success Story

Eighty sixth grade students worked in teams to build ArtBots in class and got a firsthand look at circuits.


Boost Password Savvy with a Classroom STEM Game

Password Duel classroom activity helps students explore questions related to password strength.


Engineering Projects to Celebrate Girl Day

Take time this Engineers Week to encourage a girl to try an engineering project or activity!


Welcome Global Day of the Engineer to Engineers Week

Introduce kids to engineering and inspire students around the world this Engineers Week.


Celebrate Engineers Week with Hands-on STEM

Engineering projects and activities you can do with your students to celebrate Engineers Week


Valentine's Day Candy Science

For Valentine's Day, exciting hands-on chemistry, food science, and physics projects that involve candy.


Make a Marble Sorting Machine

Can your students solve this year's Fluor Engineering Challenge and design and build a marble sorting machine?


Heavy Metals Turn Waterways Orange

A river runs orange? Student science projects make real-world connections to how heavy metals and other pollutants affect aquatic life.

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