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Author: Amy Cowen

Amy Cowen / science writer and social media manager for Science Buddies
Amy Cowen is Online Community Manager at Science Buddies and produces content for the Science Buddies blog, monthly newsletter, and social media streams, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. Find her on Google+ and at Twitter.

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Lesson Plans Help Teachers Put Hands-on Science on the Calendar

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.


Enzymes, Foam, and Hydrogen Peroxide

Get hands-on with enzymes and see how the catalase enzyme helps break down hydrogen peroxide in the body.


Mechanical Science Scissor Lift

Experiment with physics and mechanical engineering by making a fun cardboard scissor lift.


Digital Classroom: Assign the Science Project with Google Classroom Integration

Give our Google Classroom Integration a try to make it easier than ever to assign and manage science projects with Science Buddies!


Get Computer Smart about File Deletion

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.


Finger Paint Fractals

Explore fractals and search for similar and repeating patterns with a family-friendly science activity.


Experimenting with Virtual Reality Science

With cardboard viewers and phone apps, students can explore the science behind virtual reality.


A Water Sensor Circuit for the Tree

Combine a simple circuit with a tree ornament for a helpful water-level monitor.


Light Up Your Creativity with Electric Play Dough

Light up their creativity by adding LEDs to their play dough creations!


Merry Science: Take a Candle Carousel for a Spin

Learn more about aerodynamics from a traditional German holiday decoration. Make your own candle carousel to explore!


Better Lip Balm Science

Thanks to help from a team of volunteers at PPG, a cosmetics-focused student chemistry project got a "lift."


Four Fun Builds in One BlueBot Robotics Kit!

The BlueBot 4-in-1 Robotics Kit offers plenty of enriching robotics engineering fun to last the entire winter break and beyond!


Celebrate Computer Science Education Week

Science Buddies' computer science projects, activities, and resources help support student interest in coding.


STEM at Home for Winter Break

Give your kids great science-themed "to do" options for a fun and engaging Winter Break.


Reflective Clothing and Pedestrian Safety: The Science of Being Seen

A hands-on safety science project helps students better understand what it takes to "be seen" at night.

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