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Supporting Girls Doing Science

July 24, 2015 2:00 PM

More than half of the students who visit Science Buddies are girls. Science Buddies is committed to helping encourage girls to explore all areas of science.


Make a Lemon Battery

July 24, 2015 7:00 AM

Lemons may be sour, but in this science activity, getting a charge from a lemon is about electricity, not taste! Explore with a homemade battery.


Make Your Berries Last Longer with Aloe?

July 20, 2015 4:00 PM

Experiment with aloe juice to see if it makes a difference in how long berries last.


Program Summer with Cool Computer Code

July 17, 2015 7:00 AM

Infuse summer downtime with fun opportunities to experiment with computer programming and coding.


Popsicle Trusses

July 14, 2015 4:19 PM

Explore how "shape" relates to strength when using trusses in building.


Historic New Horizons Flyby of Pluto

July 14, 2015 8:33 AM

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flies by Pluto.


Make a Microscope from your Cell Phone

July 13, 2015 1:35 PM

Give an old cell phone new life as a handheld microscope.

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Whirly Bird Aerodynamics

Make and test paper whirly birds to learn more about the aerodynamics of helicopter flight.


Fun Frisbee Science

Test different throwing techniques or compare different Frisbees and learn more about aerodynamics and physics at the same time.


Explore Magnification with a Drop of Water: Weekly Science Spotlight

Use water drops to explore the physics behind mangification.


Measuring Surface Tension with a Penny: Weekly Science Spotlight

You can see surface tension in the way water pools on a penny, but what happens when you add soap?


Nick and Tesla Build a Gadget Glove: Science Reading

Book review: In book four, Nick and Tesla build a clever gadget glove that introduces readers to a set of fun DIY wearable electronics projects!


Splitting Ink: Marker Chromatography

What colors make up a certain color ink in a marker? Find out with a family science activity.


Glow-in-the-dark Nighttime Summer Science

A test tube of phytoplankton offers a no-mess way to let kids observe biochemical processes, circadian rhythms, and bioluminescence.


Heat up Your Summer with Solar Science

Bright summer light is perfect for exploring solar energy with hands-on science activities.


Golden Rules of Photography: Family Science Spotlight

What makes a great photo great? Experiment with a family science activity to see if key approaches to composition make a difference.


The Most Magnificent Thing: Science Reading

This storybook puts the engineering design process in action and in the hands of a charming young girl who has an idea for something she wants to build—and sets out to bring her idea to life.


Building Paper Bridges: Family Science Spotlight

Build bridges from paper to explore civil engineering in this family STEM activity. Does the shape of the materials make a difference?


Do Even More with Your Raspberry Pi Projects Kit

After working through the Science Buddies activities, Adventures in Raspberry Pi is a great way to explore other things to do with the Raspberry Pi.


Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck: Engineering Inspiration

Don't miss this rhyming pair of picture books for STEM-focused summer reading. Each offers a charming illustration of the engineering. Kids can be engineers, too!


A Honeybee Mystery: Science Reading

The Hive Detectives offers beautiful photographs and in-depth information about bees, as well as a fascinating mystery.

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