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November 27, 2023 4:00 PM
Planning an hour of code with students for Computer Science Education Week? Try these projects and activities to help students explore computer coding now and after!
It's easy for students to get started learning about computer programming and video game and app design. Basic coding involves writing an algorithmic set of steps that tell a computer exactly what to do. No matter what language or programming environment will be used, learning to write…
November 21, 2023 4:00 PM
Inspire students of all ages to enjoy STEM when you let them loose in a creative makerspace! These hands-on engineering activities use simple materials and encourage students to brainstorm, problem solve, and innovate.
November 16, 2023 4:00 PM
Inspire and support a love of STEM with science and engineering kits and books! These 15 STEM ideas make great gifts for hours of STEM fun, learning, and discovery. What will the kids in your life explore, make, create, and innovate?
Are you already thinking about holiday gift ideas for the young people on your gift list? Science and engineering kits and books make great gifts at any time of the year. With quality STEM kits and books, kids of all ages…
November 14, 2023 4:00 PM
The Science Project Pathways tool allows teachers to easily customize the timeline and schedule assignments for all steps of a science fair project.
Plan, Assign, & Manage Student Science Projects
Do you have students do independent science projects? Science projects can offer an exceptional, personalized learning opportunity, but they can also be a challenge to plan and manage.
Science Project Pathways for Google Classroom is a free project…
November 8, 2023 4:00 PM
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Science Buddies has a robust collection of K-12 science projects that encourage students to explore questions about diabetes and the science behind it.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about diabetes, a condition in which the body either no longer produces insulin or…
October 31, 2023 3:00 PM
Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by learning more about some of the many Native American scientists and engineers who have made important contributions to science history.
Native American Heritage Month: Scientists to learn more about!
Learn More about these Native American Scientists and Engineers
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we highlight Native American scientists and engineers who made (and are making) important…
October 30, 2023 3:00 PM
Use Arduino to combine circuits and programming for a range of cutting-edge physical computing science projects.
Use Arduino to Add Coding to Electronics Projects
The Arduino UNO is a microcontroller board that makes it easy for students to get started with physical computing. Unlike programming or coding projects that involve writing programs that run on a computer, physical computing (also called embedded computing) involves adding programming to circuit-based projects, like…
October 11, 2023 3:00 PM
Mapping of projects at Science Buddies that connect with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals helps students discover projects and experiments with real-world impact.
Connecting Student Science Projects with UN Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global objectives surrounding social, economic, and environmental challenges. With goals ranging from ending hunger to ensuring access…
October 10, 2023 3:00 PM
Chemistry projects and resources for National Chemistry Week 2023!
National Chemistry Week is October 15-21, 2023! The theme of this year's chemistry awareness week, hosted by the American Chemical Society (ACS), is "The Healing Power of Chemistry."
Chemistry, Health, and Medicine
Exploring the role of chemistry in keeping people (and animals) well and in developing medicines and vaccines to treat illnesses and health conditions can lead to exciting…
October 9, 2023 3:00 PM
Use these free chemistry lesson plans, experiments, and activities to teach and explore chemical reactions with K-12 students.
A chemical reaction occurs when two or more substances (reactants) are mixed together and result in one or more new substances (products). When teaching about chemical reactions, educators show chemical reactions in action and, when possible, let students get hands-on exploring reactions. With classroom science experiments,…
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