Author: Amy Cowen
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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.
Book 3 in the Nick and Tesla series offers great gadget-oriented science and engineering fun from the twins as they stay with their eccentric scientist uncle for the summer.
School and family science weekly spotlight: explore the role of fat and temperature on pie crust texture.
With drag-and-drop computer programming, kids can explore fun activities that add lights and sounds lights to the season. We got in the holiday spirit with Scratch and Raspberry Pi to light up a simple light-activated star!
Grow bacteria colonies, create yogurt ravioli, even make your own top-secret recipe for delicious homemade yogurt.
Hands-on medical biotechnology projects guide students in scientifically evaluating how common moisturizer ingredients work.
School and family science weekly spotlight: explore the Stroop effect for family fun. How quickly can you name the colors?
TIME recognizes "Ebola Fighters" as Person of the Year. Students explore science related to Ebola epidemic.
A science project, especially an advanced one, may have a longer shelf life than just a single fair or a linear competition circuit. Top science students may find many events and venues in which to enter and showcase their research and findings.
A new classroom activity, sponsored by Cubist Pharmaceuticals, helps students see how populations of bacteria respond to antibiotics. Using a colorful dice game, students roll the dice to see how many bacteria respond to treatment each day.
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.