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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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Customize a wooden train and explore the science behind the "magic" of a maglev train.


Look Up: Bird and Astronomy Summer Reading

Summer reading to inspire young birders and young astronomers!


Your Guide to Science Activities for Summer Break

Super science, technology, engineering, and math activities that kids can do at home during summer break.


Spot the Dot Eye Science

Use colored paper and wax paper to explore eye science. Can you make a colored dot disappear?


New Online Summer Science Camp!

Keep kids engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math with Science Buddies Summer STEM Camp!


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A team of PPG volunteers helped test and improve a popular grape soda biotechnology project.


Density Column Science

Explore density by making a colorful density column at home!


Colorful STEM Projects for Summer Science Fun

Planning summer science? Check this list of bright and colorful STEM activities that are perfect for exciting hands-on science at home.


Unleash the Engineer in You: Tackle Everyday Problems with STEM Projects

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Dogs have an amazing sense of smell. Some breeds of dogs learn to perform specialized tasks, including helping monitor people with Type 1 Diabetes.


Student Science for DNA Day

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Citizen Science for Earth Day

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