Science Buddies Blog
February 17, 2017 8:00 AM
Engineering projects and activities you can do with your students to celebrate Engineers Week
February 15, 2017 9:01 AM
This year's Fluor Challenge is a water flow challenge inspired by the ancient Banaue Rice Terraces.
February 15, 2017 9:00 AM
Watch the video to learn more about the 2017 K-12 Fluor Engineering Challenge!
February 14, 2017 11:00 AM
Science Buddies' Kit Club helps local companies support community schools. One New Jersey school district has turned its Kit Club grant award into a video challenge for area schools.
February 6, 2017 9:00 AM
Making a sorting machine help students understand steps of the engineering process—and make a cool, functional machine!
January 26, 2017 1:33 PM
Science Buddies Lesson Plans make it easier than ever for teachers to confidently lead standards-based science and engineering experiments and activities with their students.
January 20, 2017 10:51 AM
Get hands-on with enzymes and see how the catalase enzyme helps break down hydrogen peroxide in the body.
January 18, 2017 1:26 PM
Experiment with physics and mechanical engineering by making a fun cardboard scissor lift.
January 11, 2017 1:00 PM
Give our Google Classroom Integration a try to make it easier than ever to assign and manage science projects with Science Buddies!
January 9, 2017 10:15 AM
Investigate how computer files are stored and deleted and how different methods for file deletion change how difficult it may be to find or restore deleted files.
January 5, 2017 11:56 AM
Explore fractals and search for similar and repeating patterns with a family-friendly science activity.
December 30, 2016 10:58 AM
With cardboard viewers and phone apps, students can explore the science behind virtual reality.
December 21, 2016 6:00 AM
Combine a simple circuit with a tree ornament for a helpful water-level monitor.
December 19, 2016 9:00 AM
Light up their creativity by adding LEDs to their play dough creations!
December 16, 2016 10:30 AM
Learn more about aerodynamics from a traditional German holiday decoration. Make your own candle carousel to explore!
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Experiment with a simple science technique that can help determine the center of a shape.
Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower and pair skygazing this week with hands-on student science projects.
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Put on a colorful nighttime light show to explore color mixing!
Use sugar to test the accuracy of your oven's internal thermometer.
Study shows relationship between isoprene levels and blood glucose.
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Model the process a water treatment plant uses to turn murky water into clear water.
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Make kazoos to explore how instruments work to make sound!
Experiment to better understand how marinades work.
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Make a simple circuit and test everyday materials to see which ones are good conductors of electricity.
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Explore density by making a colorful density column at home!
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Explore physics and engineering with a homemade mini trebuchet!
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Celebrate Earth Day with increased awareness of citizen science and the many opportunities that exist for families to contribute to global research.
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A student investigates whether enzymes are the key to laundry stain removal.
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Analyze the electrolytes in various sports drinks and juices with the Electrolyte Challenge.
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Score extra points with student sports fans with football science projects.
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