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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.




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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.




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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.




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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.




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Popsicle Trusses


July 14, 2015 4:19 PM

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




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Historic New Horizons Flyby of Pluto


July 14, 2015 8:33 AM

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flies by Pluto.




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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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Limited time offer! Take 25% off in the store now through July 15, 2015.

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Whirly Bird Aerodynamics


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

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Fun Frisbee Science


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

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Explore Magnification with a Drop of Water: Weekly Science Spotlight


Use water drops to explore the physics behind mangification.

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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?

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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!

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Splitting Ink: Marker Chromatography


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

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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.

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Heat up Your Summer with Solar Science


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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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!

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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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