Blog 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.

Recently on the Science Buddies Blog


10 Projects to Get Started Building Circuits on a Breadboard!

Learn more about breadboards and electronics projects you can do with them.


How to Use a Science Buddies Lesson Plan

Learn more about Science Buddies Lesson Plans with a guided walkthrough.


Try the Google Classroom Button for Science Class

The Google Classroom button at Science Buddies makes it easy for teachers to add STEM resources to Google Classroom as assignments or as announcements! Our push-button Google Classroom integration makes it easy for teachers to add resources…


Middle School Microbes Spark Career Interest

This student's middle school science fair project sparked interest that carried her through high school and into college.


Students Race to the Finish with Solar Sprint Cars

Junior Solar Sprint is a fun way to teach electronics and engineering design.


Explore Crater Science to Celebrate Moon Landing Anniversary

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing with hands-on science activities.


Polymers Project Gets a Slime Update

PPG volunteers test a student science project about popular homemade slime!


Rocket Science Activities

Explore rocket science with a fun hands-on rocket science project or activity.


5 Summer Science Picks for Independence Day!

Five suggestions for hands-on science activities for Independence Day or summer, including fireworks, ice cream, and rockets!


Put Global Problem Solvers: The Series in Action with Free Lesson Plans

Three free STEM lesson plans for use with Global Problem Solvers: The series


Team Roles and STEM Inclusion

Using roles in groups for engineering and science activities can help make science class more inclusive.


STEM is for Everyone: Temple Grandin, Animal Scientist with Autism

The unique attributes of autism helped Dr. Temple Grandin succeed in animal science.


Your Science Project Data Wherever You Are

Google's Science Journal app now syncs with Google Drive!


School Launches STEM Fair with Science Projects Done at School

Science Buddies projects were a hit among students working on science and engineering projects for this California school's first STEM fair. Above: These students completed a using Scratch for the STEM Fair. Students in grades K-8 at St.…


5 Reasons Global Problem Solvers: The Series Will Inspire STEM Interest in Your Students

Free Global Problem Solvers animated series features a team of teens using teamwork, STEM, social, and creative skills to solve world challenges.

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