Our Mission

Science Buddies mission is to inspire and educate students of all ages with hands-on STEM explorations that reflect their unique personal interests. By providing highly personalized educational experiences, we drive student discovery, engagement, and learning in STEM subjects.

Our vision is to develop high-quality scientist-authored explorations covering all key areas of STEM, from the classics to the cutting edge, in formats tailored for the needs of the audiences having the greatest potential to impact student STEM learning, students themselves, classroom teachers, informal educators, and parents. Free and open to everyone, we level the playing field, making STEM learning possible for students of all demographics.


" This experience is what ultimately changed my view on science and made me decide that I wanted to pursue a career in a STEM field...I began to see how what we were learning in my science classes was useful. "   Read Harleen's story here

Harleen Suri, Cornell University
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Annual Report

For more information on our organization, please view our Annual Report.

Our Impact

19
Million
Every year we reach over 19 million students, parents, and teachers with resources that ignite curiosity around STEM subjects.
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We help students love science!

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U.S. High School seniors interested
in STEM career*
*www.ed.gov/stem

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Science Buddies students reporting high enthusiasm for science post-project**
**2019 Student Survey

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87%

87% of teachers using Science Buddies indicated that our materials engaged their students so they were interested in learning the science concepts.
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We reach students in schools that need us most.

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Each pin represents an educator, yellow pins are at Title 1 eligible schools.

More than half of our US public school educators are working in Title 1 schools with limited access to quality educational resources.



Programs & Resources

Taking inspiration from the news, from the frontlines of university research, and from kids themselves, our staff scientists publish new content weekly. They often collaborate with experts at high tech companies, government labs and agencies (like NOAA and NASA) and top universities. These are just a few of the ways that Science Buddies provides fun, intellectually-stimulating, and cutting-edge science education resources. to K-12 audiences:

" Science Buddies has allowed my often disengaged students to fall in love with learning again! They become curious and suddenly start reading and doing math with enthusiasm and joy. Even when the "problem" flops, they give it another try which is what successful learning is all about. Thank you, Science Buddies! "
Mary Ellen, Milwaukie, OR    thumbs up

To learn more about how students, parents, and teachers across the country and around the world are using Science Buddies, explore the Success Stories on our blog.

Sponsors & Donors

Science Buddies is a 501c3 public charity. Our online resources are available free to students and teachers thanks to the generous underwriting support we receive from our sponsors and from donations we receive from parents, teachers, and other individual donors. View a complete list of Our Sponsors. To see our tax records and other public information, we invite you to visit GuideStar, the on-line standard for nonprofit accountability. To find our listing, you must first register with GuideStar to obtain a free basic account. Then type Science Buddies into the search field.

How to Donate
Free science fair projects.