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Explore Magnification with a Drop of Water: Weekly Science Spotlight


July 2, 2015 9:00 AM

Use water drops to explore the physics behind mangification.




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Measuring Surface Tension with a Penny: Weekly Science Spotlight


June 29, 2015 8:00 AM

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


June 26, 2015 8:00 AM

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


June 25, 2015 8:00 AM

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


June 23, 2015 6:00 AM

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


June 22, 2015 9:00 AM

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


June 18, 2015 12:30 PM

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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Throwing Balls and Trajectory: Weekly Family Science Activity


In this week's spotlight: a physics-focused family sports science activity that may make a difference in your next game of catch!

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The Video Game Science of Hit Boxes


The classic game of Galaga provided inspiration for this sixth grade student as he designed his own video game to learn more about the role of hit boxes in creating a successful game.

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Sweet Like Sugar? Weekly Science Activity Spotlight


Investigate how sugar and sugar substitutes compare in terms of sweetness in this family science activity spotlight.

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Picturing Big Data: The Science of Infographics


With more data flowing in than most of us can ever hope to sift through, infographics have emerged as a viewer-friendly way to convey data-driven information.

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Ex-stream Science: Exploring Local Watershed Health


Heading outdoors lets kids experience real-world applications of their classroom learning. What can you learn on a field trip to a pond or stream?

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Going the Distance with Starlight Science


This sixth grade student took a comparative look at the change in intensity of a star's light in relation to its distance. She ended up with a winning combination of math and physics!

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Bend or Break? Candy Science


What happens when you bend your favorite candy in half? If you put it in the freezer first, will the candy behave differently? Put it to the test with a family science activity!

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New Raspberry Pi Projects Kit


The Raspberry Pi Projects Kit from the Science Buddies Store enable kids to work on creative projects that blend computer programming, electronics circuit building, and art.

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How to Do Robotics at Home with Your Kids


Twenty steps to help you and your kids succeed with family robotics projects.

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Paper Maze Programming: Start to Finish Computer Logic


School and family science weekly spotlight: explore computer code logic by guiding someone through a simple maze. No computer needed!

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