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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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Bend or Break? Candy Science


What happens when you bend your favorite candy in half? If you put it in the freezer first, will the candy behave differently? Put it to the test with a family science activity!

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New Raspberry Pi Projects Kit


The Raspberry Pi Projects Kit from the Science Buddies Store enable kids to work on creative projects that blend computer programming, electronics circuit building, and art.

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How to Do Robotics at Home with Your Kids


Twenty steps to help you and your kids succeed with family robotics projects.

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Paper Maze Programming: Start to Finish Computer Logic


School and family science weekly spotlight: explore computer code logic by guiding someone through a simple maze. No computer needed!

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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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