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The Science Buddies Blog gives students, teachers, and parents an inside look at student science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) projects, activities, success stories, and real-world connections.



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Building a Solar-powered Bristlebot


Adding solar panels to a brushbot project gives a new twist to an intermediate robotics building activity, but does it offer more power?

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Building a Halloween Brushbot: Family Robotics


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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Boba Spherification: The Science of Juice-filled Caviar


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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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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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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Vitamin C Titration Experiment: Science Kit


Chemistry titration project (and science kit) to investigate quantities of Vitamin C in juice.

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Crystal Radio: A Science Kit for Student Electronics


Improvements in the Science Buddies Crystal Radio Kit make building a crystal radio a science project students may enjoy for the school science fair or just as an independent electronics experiment—no batteries required! Our scientists have worked to improve the...

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Microbial Fuel Cells: On the Hunt for Renewable Energy


Renewable energy is hiding in places you might not think to look! For a glimpse into the future of power generation, experiment with a microbial fuel cell. By Kim Mullin Microbial Fuel Cells—Building Your Own Alternative Energy Experiment After assembling...

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DNA Show and Tell: Biotechnology You Can Wear Around Your Neck


A biotechnology kit from Bio-Rad Laboratories introduces young scientists to the world of biochemistry. In this fun science activity, kids can extract their own DNA, examine it without a microscope, and create a pendant containing their DNA—the ultimate item for...

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Burning Calories: Putting Nutritional Value to the Test


Do you use a package's nutritional information when making food choices? Can you trust the accuracy of the information? Nutritional content requirements are becoming more widespread, but the information on a label or a restaurant brochure may or may not...

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The Call of the Crystal Radio


Ask an engineer if she has ever built a crystal radio, and chances are you will get a story—one with all the makings of a classic when it comes to garage engineering and adolescence. Students often build a crystal radio...

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Robot Engineering: Tapping the Artist within the Bot


When it comes to customizing robots, the spirit of innovation is alive and well in afterschool programs around the country. Extracurricular engineering and robotics clubs may provide a welcome outlet and important mentoring for students. From brainstorming designs to nuts...

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Success Story: Lip Balm Project Shines at Science Fair


Americans spend billions on cosmetics every year. Who creates and tests all of these shampoos and lotions? Cosmetic chemists! By Kim Mullin (Image, courtesy of Sesar family)-->Emma Sesar was surrounded by science fair attendees last Spring as she handed out...

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