|Looking Back at 2012
Last Year on the Science Buddies Blog
Are you ready for the 2013 science fair season? Get inspired by what's possible for student science--and science at home--with a recap of some of our favorite posts
about science projects, science news, and family science. Whether you are helping students find science fair projects or have resolved to make science a bigger focus for your family, we have ideas, suggestions, and strategies to help.
Science at a Sleepover?
Soil, Plants, and Energy
The pH of a Green Thumb
Most plants prefer pH-neutral soil, but not all plants! If you have tried to grow strawberries and had no luck, while a friend grows them successfully, pH may be the cause. In the "How Does Soil Affect the pH of Water?"
Project Idea, students test the pH levels of soils from different locations and also investigate what the pH level of the soil does to the water used to tend the plants. (A convenient science kit is available!)
Science Buddies Project Ideas in Geology are sponsored by Chevron.
The Power of Mud
New in the Science Buddies Store
Our new Chromatography Kit
can be used with either of these Science Buddies Project Ideas:
Popular Science Buddies Project Ideas in 2012
Science Buddies offers more than 1,000 Project Ideas in more than 30 areas of science! The following Project Ideas
were especially popular among students last year:
New Project Ideas in 2012
Our team of scientists is continually working hard to create and test new Project Ideas that enable students to explore science questions in areas of personal interest as well as new Project Ideas in areas of cutting-edge science. Science Buddies introduced many new Project Ideas last year, including:
Keys to a Successful Science Fair Project Display Board
A well-planned project display board can really make a science fair project shine at the school fair. Not sure what font size is appropriate for headlines? Need help deciding what belongs on the board? Unsure how to lay out your materials? Our Science Fair Project Display Boards resource has answers--and a handy checklist!
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For a full range of display boards and adhesives to help showcase your science project, visit Elmer's®
During February, get $5 back
when you purchase one Elmer's® Project Popperz® Accessory and one Elmer's® Corrugated Tri-Fold Display Board!
Elmer's® Products, Inc. is the official Science Buddies Classroom Sponsor.
New Project Ideas
Tune in to Science Buddies in 2013
Do you use Facebook? Google+? Pinterest? Twitter? So does Science Buddies! Join us at your favorite social media site for daily updates, science successes, science news, and Project Idea announcements. Following Science Buddies helps show your support of K-12 science education!
If your students are just beginning their science projects, get them started on the right foot by encouraging the keeping of a laboratory notebook
. We've got plenty of tips and strategies to help your students develop good science project recordkeeping skills.