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New Science Standards Emphasize the Engineering Design Process


The Next Generation Science Standards encourage a multi-dimensional view of science education, one that highlights the importance of students learning to use the engineering design process—as well as the scientific method. Science and Engineering Methods Side by Side in Next...

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Finding a Fitting Hands-on Science Project Now Easier than Ever!


Thanks to support from Cisco Systems, Inc., Science Buddies' library of free science Project Ideas now has filters to help students, teachers, and parents find projects that best fit their needs. With more than 1,200 Project Ideas in more than...

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Returning Student Mentor Shines in Science Help Forums


Lexington, Kentucky student does an "outstanding" job helping respond to student science questions in Science Buddies' free Ask an Expert forums. The volunteer program gives top students a chance to contribute to science education by helping as part of a...

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Running for Science—Not from It


A swarm of "scientists" ran the streets of Chicago in celebration of science and science education, thanks to Astellas Pharma US, Inc. Bystanders in the Chicago area a few weeks ago may have caught an unusual site—a swarm of scientists...

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Iron Man 3 Out Today--Highlight the Science


Thanks to the resounding support from members of the community who trust, use, and rely on Science Buddies for their projects, classroom, and family science activities, we collected a phenomenal number of views in 24 hours--all in the name of K-12 science literacy.

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A Few Hours Left! View Iron Man Content to Support Science Buddies


Your view of exclusive Iron Man 3 video footage helps support Science Buddies, thanks to Verizon FiOS' View to Give program. Verizon FiOS will donate $0.01 to Science Buddies for every view of the video footage on Monday, April 29 only. Help support science education and Science Buddies by taking watching the short video footage.

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Your View Counts! Watch Iron Man 3 to Support Science Literacy


Today only! Your view of exclusive Iron Man 3 video footage helps support Science Buddies. Verizon FiOS will donate $0.01 to Science Buddies for every view of the video footage on Monday, April 29 only. verizon.com/ironman3. Please follow Science Buddies...

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Watch Exclusive Iron Man 3 Footage on Monday to Support Science Buddies!


Science Buddies is gearing up to for special Iron Man 3 video footage on Monday from Verizon FiOS. As part of Verizon's View to Give program, Verizon will donate $0.01 to Science Buddies for every view of the video footage...

Support for K-12 Computer Science Exploration: Developing Tomorrow's Innovative Programmers


Symantec commits continued funding to Science Buddies, allowing further expansion of the Science Buddies computer science area to help enable and inspire student computer science projects. In honor of International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD), Symantec Corporation today announced more than...

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Capitol Science: Science Education a White House Priority; Science Buddies Part of the Solution


In last week's State of the Union address, President Obama again put the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in the national limelight. Many issues of policy and platform occupied the President's agenda, but STEM definitely had a seat, both in the speech and in the audience. Three of the guests invited to sit with the First Lady have deep STEM connections. The First Lady's science cadre included Jack Andraka (winner of the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and Science Buddies advocate), Peter Hudson (co-founder and CEO of iTriage, an app that helps people locate nearby healthcare providers), and Bobak Ferdowsi (popularly known as "NASA's Mohawk guy" and flight director for the Curiosity rover landing on Mars).

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Community Support for Science


A grant from the Cisco Foundation put Science Buddies on the ground floor of Bayside STEM Academy's annual science fair. Science Buddies partnered with the middle school throughout their science fair season, culminating in Science Buddies staff visiting the school...

Staff Picks: Science Buddies Kits


The Science Buddies staff shares their wish lists from the Science Buddies store. See what science and engineering kits they would most like to open up and give a hands-on try! Each year, I poll the Science Buddies staff about...

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Science Buddies Gets a New Look


Science Buddies welcomed students back to school with a bright new site design aimed at making the site's award-winning science and engineering resources even easier to use. When students, teachers, and parents returned to Science Buddies last month as they...

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Science Buddies Recognizes "Volunteer of the Year"


Exceptional Science Buddies Volunteer Expert from Bio-Rad Laboratories assists hundreds of students with science projects. Her dedication to helping students exemplifies the volunteer spirit—and makes a difference in how students view and experience science. (Image, courtesy of Bio-Rad Laboratories)--> Congratulations...

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ISEF Competitors Chosen for Science Buddies' 2012 Summer Science Fellows Program


Top science students join the Science Buddies team in year two of the Summer Science Fellows program. Bringing science expertise, enthusiasm, and fresh perspective, these recent graduates will assist Science Buddies in various tasks, including testing K-12 projects and resources....

Head's Up!


Ahhh.... the allure of the marshmallow shooter... I know it captivated my young Maker Faire attendees last spring... I know adult family members who send marshmallow launcher kits, right along with RC helicopters, model rockets, circuit kits, and solar-powered electronics...

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Staff Wish List


Last year, I asked the Science Buddies staff what science, engineering, or technology tools were on their wish lists. The compilation of responses turned out to be an interesting roundup of most-wanted gadgets, a list that reflects the wide-range of...

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Introducing Project Idea "Kits"


Many of the Project Ideas in the Science Buddies library enable science exploration with common materials, ones you might find around the house. Some projects, however, require an assortment of materials, not all of which can be obtained in...

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Science Buddies Webinar


Professional Development Webinar for Teachers Join us for a free webinar on September 14 Space is limited! Reserve your webinar seat now! Science Buddies is offering a free online webinar on September 14, 2011, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. PDT (6:30-7:30 p.m....

Summer Science Fellows Lend Fresh Energy to Science Buddies


Science Buddies is getting a burst of summer energy from a group of top science students This summer, Science Buddies welcomed its first set of Summer Science Fellows, a group of six entering college freshmen, all of whom competed at...

Port Huron Student Wins Outstanding Mentor Award


Annual Science Buddies Award Recognizes Superior Community Service From a Top Science Student Science Buddies is proud to announce Nithin Tumma, an 11th grader at Port Huron Northern High School in Port Huron, MI, as this year's winner of the...

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Volunteer of the Decade


Ken Hess, engineer, author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and "Volunteer of the Decade." Science Buddies will soon be turning ten, and in recognition of countless volunteer hours donated to building, refining, and envisioning the nonprofit's award-winning, free resources, the Science Buddies'...

Science Buddies Wins Prestigious SPORE Award


The Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) is awarded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science. Video Announcement Press Release Science Essay When you hear the word "spore," what comes to mind?...

Earth Day: Staff Picks!


As I wrote my blog essay in celebration of Earth Day, I found myself in unexpectedly bug-laden territory, without a compost bin, wind turbine, or reusable food container in sight. But Earth Day is about all of those things. It's...

Earthwatch Fellowship for Teachers


Middle school teachers, grades 6-8, interested in investigating ocean sciences or climate change are invited to apply for the 2011 Earthwatch Educator Program sponsored by Earthwatch and Northrop Grumman. The program provides a fellowship for an innovative hands-on expedition, an...

Teacher Webinar is Today!


Just a reminder, our free Professional Development Webinar for teachers is today, Wednesday, September 22 at: 4 p.m. Pacific 5 p.m. Mountain 6 p.m. Central 7 p.m. Eastern If you are already signed up, please follow the directions you received...

Science Buddies 'Summer Science' Resource Being Planned


Thanks to a grant from the Motorola Foundation's Innovation Generation program, Science Buddies will be developing online resources related to summer science camps. Many camps throughout the country focus on the sciences and offer opportunities for students to explore science...

Putting Things in Perspective: Honest Science


In recent months, the news has been riddled with stories about professional scientists behaving poorly. In November 2009, a hacker pirated and circulated hundreds of email messages that spawned what has become known as "Climategate,", a scandal which allegedly involves...

Volunteer with Science Buddies!


School is back in session, and that means science projects are underway. Already in my house there has been excitement over the various states of water. And as the information trickles home and what has been learned is demonstrated and...

Science Buddies' First Teacher Webinar


Join Science Buddies on August 30 for "Using Science Buddies for Success," a free one-hour webinar designed to introduce teachers to Science Buddies' resources and tools. As the 2009-2010 school year gets ready to kick into gear, now is the...

Science Buddies on Air


In her appearance on The View from the Bay, Science Buddies Vice President, Courtney Corda, talks about the value of making science an everyday subject and topic of family discussion. Courtney encourages parents to approach science first and foremost...

Science Buddies on View from the Bay


Tomorrow, June 16, Courtney Corda, Vice President of Science Buddies, will be a guest on ABC 7 / KGO-TV's "View from the Bay." As part of a special segment on Science Buddies, "View from the Bay" will air footage of...

Symantec Supports Clever Scientists


Science Buddies continues to team up with science and tech companies to recognize and support innovative science and what can be created, observed, tested, and discovered with ordinary materials put to creative use in the name of science. After viewing...

Recognizing Clever Scientists


This year, Seagate and Science Buddies teamed up to sponsor and award the Seagate-Science Buddies Clever Scientist Award at various science fairs. At each fair, the "Clever Scientist" award honored the two most innovative science fair projects which used low-cost...

Building Science Understanding, Brick by Brick


It's not too late to enter the 2nd LEGO Builders of Tomorrow contest, sponsored by GeekDad. The deadline for submitting a photo of your family working together to build something from LEGO is April 30. The winning family will be...

Featured Science Kit for Summer Science Fun from the Science Buddies Store

Science Buddies Science Activities

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School and family science weekly spotlight: learn more about the chemistry of solubility while making your own tie dye using permanent markers.

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Science Buddies 2013 Annual Report: STEM: BUILDING 21st CENTURY CITIZENS

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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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