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Making Connections with Science Reading Assignments


November 14, 2018 6:00 AM

Make science news reading assignments to go along with topics and science projects being discussed in class.


Paper Rockets at the Library


November 9, 2018 6:00 AM

Science Buddies' Lesson Plans help librarian do Paper Rockets with students as part of an ongoing STEM series at the public library!


Engineering a Solution to an Everyday Problem


November 2, 2018 6:00 AM

or Science Buddies' scientists, everyday challenges provide inspiration for student STEM projects.


Exploring Pitch with the Science Journal App


October 23, 2018 9:00 AM

Exploring Pitch with Google's Science Journal App - part 6 in a series of tutorials to help students learn to use the app for science projects.


Three new Science Kits for K-12 STEM


October 16, 2018 10:00 AM

Science kits from Science Buddies make getting the right specialty items easy. New kits are now available for popular bath bomb, magnetism, and chemical reaction projects.


Lesson Plans for Sound Science


October 11, 2018 12:00 AM

Science Buddies Lesson Plans to help educators teach students about sound.


Help Students Explore STEM Careers


October 2, 2018 6:00 AM

Learn more about STEM career profiles at Science Buddies


Group Your Science Assignments by Topic


September 26, 2018 6:00 AM

Find out how to organize your Science Buddies assignments with topics in Google Classroom.


California Invention Convention Inspires and Celebrates Young Engineers


September 25, 2018 8:00 AM

California Invention Convention Inspires and Celebrates Young Engineers--learn more about student engineering


Kit Club Delivers Hands-on Science to Schools in Need


September 11, 2018 6:00 AM

As a Science Buddies Kit Club sponsor, Motorola Solutions Foundation provided kits to 17 classrooms in Houston and Chicago.


Try Google's Science Journal App with Six Activities for Chemistry Exploration


September 5, 2018 6:00 AM

Chemistry-based activities to get you and your students started with Google's Science Journal app


Science Buddies, This Teacher's Go-to Resource for Science Projects


August 29, 2018 4:00 PM

Year after year, this teacher returns to Science Buddies with her students during science fair season.


Assign the Topic Selection Wizard with Google Classroom


August 29, 2018 3:00 PM

If finding a project is the stumbling block, Science Buddies has the answer! The Topic Selection Wizard helps match students with projects that may be of interest. With our easy Google Classroom integration, you can turn project finding into a…


Online Support Forum Helps Student Succeed Two Years in a Row


August 28, 2018 6:00 AM

Student uses Ask an Expert forums and succeeds with environmental science projects.


Try Google's Science Journal App with Five Activities for Physics Exploration


August 15, 2018 12:00 AM

Physics-based activities to get you and your students started with Google's Science Journal app


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