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Blow: From Marshmallows to Microbes

The parts of a woodwind instrument, like the clarinet reed and mouthpiece shown above, could turn the band into a bacterial hotspot! Photo: James Eaton-Lee Njan Wikipedia. At Maker Faire a few weeks ago, I wandered with my kids...



At the Fair Long-time Science Buddies' intern, Justin Spahn was on hand at this year's CCCSEF as a volunteer judge. While visiting student projects, Justin took the following photos of some of the fair winners with their display boards....

Participating in a California Science Fair?

If you use the Science Buddies website and are participating in one of the following California science fairs, please leave a "comment" (below) or email us at SciBuddy@sciencebuddies.org: We are hoping to talk to students at these fairs, especially students...


Google's Global Virtual Science Fair

The first Google Science Fair is happening this year! Designed to be an all-inclusive competition, Google Science Fair 2011 open to students ages 13-18, worldwide. Students are eligible to participate either as individuals or in teams of up to three....

Moon Gazing

September 18 is International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN), a night where astronomy enthusiasts around the world—including students and families—will be gazing at the moon. A global celebration organized by Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) and NASA, InOMN encourages discussion of...

Symantec and Science Buddies Special Award in Computer Science

Last week, Science Buddies joined with Symantec, a sponsor of the 2010 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), to evaluate projects in the area of Computer Science and to name winners of the 2010 Symantec Science Buddies Special Award in Computer Science.

Dim Light; Bright Science

In the Sliding Light: How to Make a Dimmer Switch project, Johnson found a good match for his interest in circuits and electronics--and a novel use for a #2 lead pencil!

Methane: Handle with Care

An explosion yesterday in the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia is responsible for at least 25 deaths. The cause of the explosion is as yet undetermined, but there is speculation that methane gas built up in a section of the mine that had been sealed off.

The "Tilt" of Time

An earthquake can alter the tilt of the Earth to such a degree that the length of time in a "day" changes. The change is very small—we are talking seconds broken into millions—so small that our timekeeping methods of hours and days isn't effected.

Bio-Rad Supports Students with a Passion for Science

Bio-Rad, a manufacturer and distributor of products for life science research and clinical diagnostics, recently announced winners of its scholarship competition. Celebrating students with a passion for science and plans to pursue higher education in science with an eye to...

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...

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