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How Low Can You Go? Melting Road Ice


March 4, 2015 11:00 AM

Dropping the freezing point of water can help keep roads free of ice, making them safer for driving. What are the best tools for the job?




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Sliding and Friction: Weekly Science Activity


February 26, 2015 11:18 AM

School and family science weekly spotlight: explore the relationship between friction and surface with a fun activity.




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Students Use Autodesk 3D Design Software to Create Model Playgrounds


February 25, 2015 8:45 AM

Students in an 8th grade class designed their own playgrounds using Autodesk Inventor software for 3D modeling.




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Great Ideas for Engineers Week


February 23, 2015 10:00 AM

Great hands-on science projects and activities for Engineers Week!




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Shoo, Flu!: Vaccine Science


February 20, 2015 8:20 AM

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.




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Blaze Your Own Trail with a Balloon-powered Vehicle


February 19, 2015 1:25 PM

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!




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Dancing Candy Hearts: Weekly Science Activity


February 12, 2015 1:30 PM

School and family science weekly spotlight: drop candy hearts into soda for a Valentine's Day-themed chemistry exploration.


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Ocean Currents: Weekly Science Activity


School and family science weekly spotlight: explore ocean currents with your own mini ocean model.

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Explore Nanotechnology with Paper: Weekly Science Activity


School and family science weekly spotlight: learn more about nanotechnology with a hands-on paper-based experiment.

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Football Science: Score Big this Super Bowl Sunday with Sports Science


In the days leading up to the big game, in the days after, or even during off-season, you can kick around sports science concepts with your student sports fans.

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Bristlebots at the Museum


Participants at a natural history museum sleepover event in Utah experiment with bristlebots and brushbots.

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Soaking Up Sorbent Science: Weekly Science Activity


School and family science weekly spotlight: explore how different sorbents might help clean up an oil spill.

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Last Year on the Science Buddies Blog


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.

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Kids Read Science News


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.

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Fueling Science Teachers to Inspire Students with Hands-on Science


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.

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Making Math with Dough: Weekly Science Activity


School and family science weekly spotlight: use dough to explore the relationship between dimensions of an object and volume.

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A Dolphin Tail and Prosthetics Engineering


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.

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Bean Soup Science: Weekly Science Activity Spotlight


School and family science weekly spotlight: explore the science of making soup from dried beans.

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Nick and Tesla Secret Agent Gadgets


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.

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Pastry Science: Weekly Science Activity


School and family science weekly spotlight: explore the role of fat and temperature on pie crust texture.

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Light Up the Season with Computer Science Exploration


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!

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You Can Do That with Yogurt?


Grow bacteria colonies, create yogurt ravioli, even make your own top-secret recipe for delicious homemade yogurt.

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