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Candy Corn Geodesic Dome


October 24, 2014 11:52 AM

A classic science project takes on Halloween tones with candy corn-colored candies, a few ordinary toothpicks, and a bunch of triangles.




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Detective Science: Weekly Science Activity


October 23, 2014 9:15 AM

School and family science weekly spotlight: learn more about the science that helps solve crimes! Use fake blood and investigate how blood spatter changes depending on the height from which the blood was dropped.




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Building a Halloween Brushbot: Family Robotics


October 21, 2014 11:00 AM

An orange scrub brush gives a family science activity a boost of jack-o-lantern-inspired fun and leads to a great robotics exploration.




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Solar Power Towers and Migratory Flight Paths


October 16, 2014 11:00 AM

Environmental conservation and energy science collide in a proposed solar power project that promises greener energy but threatens to disrupt a major migratory path for birds. Students explore with big data science.




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Major League Baseball = Major League Science


October 14, 2014 9:30 AM

Think baseball is all about runs, outs, balls, and strikes? What about physics, biomechanics, and statistics? Explore the science of baseball!




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Boba Spherification: The Science of Juice-filled Caviar


October 6, 2014 9:00 AM

We go DIY with molecular gastronomy and family science as we make our own popping boba using the Spherification Kit from the Science Buddies Store.




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Ebola Outbreak Reaches Epidemic Proportions in West Africa


October 1, 2014 1:00 PM

The current Ebola crisis in West Africa has already topped charts for all Ebola outbreaks in history. Medical biotechnology science projects let students gets hands-on with projects that parallel real-world research and development.


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Caterpillar Spotting Leads to Citizen Science


An unusual caterpillar brings lots of "eeeews!" and one contribution to a citizen science project. Discover how anyone can collaborate on serious scientific research.

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Drag-and-drop Code: Engaging Students with Computer Programming


UC Berkeley Professor Dan Garcia talks about the kind of "drag-and-drop," block-based, snap-together programming environments that are becoming increasingly popular as a way to introduce students of all ages to code.

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Computer Programming Basics: An Hour of Code


With a smorgasbord of fun, engaging, playful, and puzzling modules available as part of the Hour of Code initiative, kids can experiment with programming basics and sample Javascript, Python, Ruby, and more.

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Students and Schools Applying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to Solve Local Problems


The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest gives U.S. secondary public schools a chance to use STEM to help address problems affecting their students and communities--and a chance at a share of $2 million in technology.

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What's in a Watermelon?


Are the seeds in your watermelon playing hide-and-seek? Can plants grow without soil? The plant world offers a cornucopia of mysteries that are ripe for investigation.

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From Wooden Train to the Magic of Maglev


Science Buddies in Action: For a third grade student with an interest in science and pinewood derby cars, the Maglev Train project combined a fun DIY activity with engaging science.

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Boosting Biotechnology Learning in Local Schools


With support from Amgen and the Lawrence Hall of Science, high school biology in the Bay Area has gotten a world-class boost of biotechnology. The Amgen Biotechnology Experience gives teachers and students the opportunity to experiment with sophisticated hands-on science...

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Rosetta Pulls Alongside Jupiter Family Comet: Student Space Science Projects


The Rosetta spacecraft may help provide information about the formation of the solar system and planet Earth. Students and classes explore comets and space science through hands-on science projects.

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Homemade Compass: Weekly Science Activity


School and family science weekly spotlight: make a homemade compass from household materials.

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Tie-Dye Using Permanent Markers: Weekly Science Activity


School and family science weekly spotlight: learn more about the chemistry of solubility while making your own tie dye using permanent markers.

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Science Buddies Annual Report: Supporting STEM Education


Science Buddies 2013 Annual Report: STEM: BUILDING 21st CENTURY CITIZENS

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New Bristlebot Science Kit for Student Robotics!


With new Bristlebot Kit from the Science Buddies Store, students can build three styles of introductory robots and learn more about robotics engineering.

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Seeing Tonic Water Glow: Weekly Science Activity


School and family science weekly spotlight: experiment with tonic water and a black light to learn more about fluorescence and light energy!

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Taste Test: Do You have the Papillae of a Supertaster?


Are you a picky eater? Maybe there is a scientific reason for your reluctance to eat certain foods even if you know they are good for you. Find out with a tongue-dyeing taste-testing science project!

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Now Playing: The Perseid Meteor Showers


Catch the annual Perseids meteor shower and tie in some fun family astronomy science with an exploration of parallax. How far away are the things we see in the sky?

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