Science Buddies Blog
June 27, 2017 7:39 AM
Test your skills with launching and catapulting science projects and activities.
June 21, 2017 5:00 AM
Can you fund your classroom wishlist with crowdfunding? Find out tips and tricks other teachers use to successfully crowdfund for their classrooms.
June 14, 2017 5:00 AM
Four teachers in Philadelphia received free science kits for their classrooms thanks to support from Science Buddies and VWR Foundation.
June 13, 2017 12:00 PM
Experiment with boat and submarine design and learn more about hydrodynamics, density, and buoyancy.
June 7, 2017 8:00 AM
Find creative science projects they will enjoy for STEM fun at home all summer long!
June 5, 2017 9:30 AM
From molecular gastronomy to making the best grilled cheese and marshmallows, we've got suggestions for tasty kitchen-based STEM explorations for students.
June 1, 2017 7:00 AM
Explore student science projects and activities that use balloons.
May 30, 2017 6:00 AM
In two new agricultural technology projects, students can explore uses for color-based technologies.
May 26, 2017 11:55 AM
Help kids tap into engaging science explorations with fidget spinners.
May 18, 2017 9:00 AM
Congratulations to everyone that participated and submitted a water flow solution for the 2017 Fluor Engineering Challenge. Annual challenge celebrates the engineering design process.
April 28, 2017 8:00 AM
This hands-on activity helps students see the relationship between bleach and stain removal. What's the chemistry behind getting stains out of white clothes?
April 26, 2017 8:00 AM
Ohio 4-H distributes Shoebox STEM kits with the ArtBot robotics project inside.
April 17, 2017 8:00 AM
How do you determine whether one shampoo is more effective than another? Science can help!
April 10, 2017 8:00 AM
Science Buddies has projects, Lesson Plans, and convenient kits to make it easy to explore robotics with students.
April 5, 2017 7:00 AM
Choose a Science Buddies activity or Lesson Plan for a classroom robotics activity for National Robotics Week!
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Will a piece of buttered toast land buttered side up or down if it falls to the floor?
Have your students enter build their own water flow for the 2017 Fluor Engineering Challenge for a chance to win!
Engineering projects and activities you can do with your students to celebrate Engineers Week
This year's Fluor Challenge is a water flow challenge inspired by the ancient Banaue Rice Terraces.
Watch the video to learn more about the 2017 K-12 Fluor Engineering Challenge!
Science Buddies' Kit Club helps local companies support community schools. One New Jersey school district has turned its Kit Club grant award into a video challenge for area schools.
Making a sorting machine help students understand steps of the engineering process—and make a cool, functional machine!
Science Buddies Lesson Plans make it easier than ever for teachers to confidently lead standards-based science and engineering experiments and activities with their students.
Get hands-on with enzymes and see how the catalase enzyme helps break down hydrogen peroxide in the body.
Experiment with physics and mechanical engineering by making a fun cardboard scissor lift.
Give our Google Classroom Integration a try to make it easier than ever to assign and manage science projects with Science Buddies!
Investigate how computer files are stored and deleted and how different methods for file deletion change how difficult it may be to find or restore deleted files.
Explore fractals and search for similar and repeating patterns with a family-friendly science activity.
With cardboard viewers and phone apps, students can explore the science behind virtual reality.
Combine a simple circuit with a tree ornament for a helpful water-level monitor.
Light up their creativity by adding LEDs to their play dough creations!
Learn more about aerodynamics from a traditional German holiday decoration. Make your own candle carousel to explore!
Thanks to help from a team of volunteers at PPG, a cosmetics-focused student chemistry project got a "lift."
The BlueBot 4-in-1 Robotics Kit offers plenty of enriching robotics engineering fun to last the entire winter break and beyond!
Science Buddies' computer science projects, activities, and resources help support student interest in coding.
Give your kids great science-themed "to do" options for a fun and engaging Winter Break.
A hands-on safety science project helps students better understand what it takes to "be seen" at night.
The Obstacle-Avoiding BlueBot is one of four robotics projects that can be done with the BlueBot Robotics Kit.
Millions of K-12 students use ScienceBuddies' #science project ideas and resources each year. We need your help to keep our #STEM materials free.
Potatoes can be used in a wide range of hands-on student science experiments!
Kitchen science to tie in with Thanksgiving foods and favorites.
Sugar Metabolism Kit enables students to explore science questions related to sugars and the human body.
A family member's medical condition fuels a young Maker's interest in biomedical engineering.
Learn more about diabetes with related hands-on science projects and activities.
Explore great hands-on projects and activities that tie in with Halloween.
Experiment to find out which fruits and vegetables can be used to generate electricity.
The Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge encourages students to move from technology users to technology creators.
Build your own Halloween-inspired robots as a class, after-school, or family robotics activity!
New quizzes and interactive tools help teachers assess student understanding and can be easily added to Google Classroom as student assignments.
Experiment to explore how some materials transmit sound better than others.
Our guide takes the mystery out of building a great science project display board!
A new website and downloadable guide helps parents better understand and talk about cyberbullying with their kids.
Kitchen science: explore laws of chemistry that can be observed by experimenting with the air surrounding a marshmallow!
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Use baking soda to find out whether or not a food is sour in this "bubbly" kitchen chemistry activity.
Assign the Topic Selection Wizard! With Google Classroom Integration, you can turn project finding into a classroom assignment!
Experiment to see how gluten affects the stretchiness and elasticity of dough.
Model a water treatment plant process to see how water is changed from turbid to clear before being piped to customers for drinking.
With a bit of video making, students can put the McGurk effect to the test with friends and family.
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Use the Science Buddies news feed to locate science news articles and easily add them to your Google Classroom.
Take an inside look at the polymer in diapers that makes them effective at absorbing liquid.
A career in cybersecurity: individuals who can think like a hacker are in demand.
Explore the science that makes popcorn "pop."
Plant-based science projects may take extra time. We have strategies to help students succeed.
Experiment with a simple science technique that can help determine the center of a shape.
Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower and pair skygazing this week with hands-on student science projects.
Science Buddies' Google Classroom Integration allows teachers to more easily create and manage STEM assignments.
Can you use simple home science to better water your plants and gardens and reduce water waste? Find out with a family science activity.
Put on a colorful nighttime light show to explore color mixing!
Use sugar to test the accuracy of your oven's internal thermometer.
Study shows relationship between isoprene levels and blood glucose.
Can you beat the heat with "cooling" science?
Model the process a water treatment plant uses to turn murky water into clear water.
Pair up Pokémon GO and a classroom cybersecurity activity.
Explore robotics design with a fun low-tech setup! How does the slant of toothbrush bristles affect the way a bristlebot-style robot moves?
Get hands-on this summer with bug, worm, or flying insect science!
In this family STEM activity, put your eyes to the test... alone and as a working unit!
Science that fits right in with summer celebrations--fireworks, water bottle rockets, and more!
Make kazoos to explore how instruments work to make sound!
Experiment to better understand how marinades work.
Hands-on STEM projects for K-12 students interested in alternative energy and the power of the Sun.
Can you find the easiest way to drill holes in a raw potato?
What balance of sweet and sour will taste best to your kitchen scientists? Mix up some kitchen chemistry fun to find out!
Make a simple circuit and test everyday materials to see which ones are good conductors of electricity.
Put science on the calendar! Enroll your students in Science Buddies Summer Camp!
Exciting DIY and "maker"-style projects for creative kids.
Poor Wi-Fi? Try a DIY science project that might make a big difference in your home Wi-Fi!
Summer bird watching projects may help build and reinforce important science observation and recordkeeping skills.
Is water that passes through layers of soil to an underground storage space filtered in the process?
Customize a wooden train and explore the science behind the "magic" of a maglev train.
Summer reading to inspire young birders and young astronomers!
Super science, technology, engineering, and math activities that kids can do at home during summer break.
Use colored paper and wax paper to explore eye science. Can you make a colored dot disappear?
Keep kids engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math with Science Buddies Summer STEM Camp!
A team of PPG volunteers helped test and improve a popular grape soda biotechnology project.
Explore density by making a colorful density column at home!
Planning summer science? Check this list of bright and colorful STEM activities that are perfect for exciting hands-on science at home.
Can you fix or improve it? Hone your engineering skills with a wide range of projects that can be done as fun at-home DIY challenges.
Explore physics and engineering with a homemade mini trebuchet!
Dogs have an amazing sense of smell. Some breeds of dogs learn to perform specialized tasks, including helping monitor people with Type 1 Diabetes.
Explore genetics and genomics STEM projects for K-12 students.
Celebrate Earth Day with increased awareness of citizen science and the many opportunities that exist for families to contribute to global research.
Science Buddies has great ideas for hands-on science projects and activities students can do to learn more about environmental science.
A student investigates whether enzymes are the key to laundry stain removal.
When it comes to fat in foods, certain kinds of fats are better for you than others. With this student food sciences project, students can see firsthand how the fats in foods compare.
Our robotics engineering collection has great ideas to explore during National Robotics Week or any time!
Use the BlueBot: 4-in-1 Robotics Kit to build a guard robot with a motion-detecting sensor.
A new Best Practices document provides important insight and guidance for out-of-school programs using the kit.
Explore the human sense of smell with a collection of smelly science projects!