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Fascinating Physics of Fluids and Surface Movement

March 26, 2015 12:31 PM

Mesmerizing video puts the physics of liquid in motion. Students and families can explore related science with hands-on activities that are fun to do at home or in the classroom.


Guess What's Inside: Rock Science

March 19, 2015 9:05 AM

Have you and your kids ever cracked open a geode to reveal the crystals inside? This is a great way to add something special to a prized rock collection and can be a lot of fun for kids who are interested in geology, rocks, or crystals.


Talking Pi and Pie for Pi Day

March 13, 2015 10:52 AM

Pi Day is a great excuse to make some math- and food-related Pi puns and bake up a tasty dessert. We suggest you throw a bit of science into the mix as well!


Putting Together a Project Display Board

March 9, 2015 5:00 AM

The project display board is how you present your project at the science fair. What goes into a well-organized and effective project display board? Check our easy-to-follow guide.


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?


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.


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 hands-on science projects and activities for Engineers Week!


Shoo, Flu!: Vaccine Science

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.


Blaze Your Own Trail with a Balloon-powered Vehicle

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!


Dancing Candy Hearts: Weekly Science Activity

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


Ocean Currents: Weekly Science Activity

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


Explore Nanotechnology with Paper: Weekly Science Activity

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


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.


Bristlebots at the Museum

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


Soaking Up Sorbent Science: Weekly Science Activity

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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