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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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Exploring Light with the Science Journal App


Exploring Light with the Science Journal App The fourth in our "how-to" series for using Google's Science Journal app for science class focuses on using the light sensor to record data and perform experiments involving light. Google's free…

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Inspiring Students about STEM Careers and Robotics


Science Buddies' robotics expert talks with elementary school students about STEM careers.

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See Where STEM Can Take You


Plan your visit to the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival. Plus, video callenge winners announced!

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Fourth Annual Fluor Challenge Celebrates Engineering


Fluor Corporation announces winners of the 2018 Ball Launcher Fluor Challenge.

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Exploring Sound Intensity with the Science Journal App


The third in our "how-to" series for using Google's Science Journal app for science class focuses on using the sound intensity sensor to record data. Google's free Science Journal app lets you use sensors on your phone or mobile device (iOS…

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Explore STEM at USASEF this April


Where can STEM take you? Find out at the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival in April!

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Sensor Savvy with the Science Journal App


Learn more about using sensors to monitor and record data in Google's Science Journal app.

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Get Started with Google's Science Journal App


Get Started with Google's Science Journal App

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Summer Science Camps = Fun and Exploration


Summer STEM camps give kids opportunities to explore science in a fun, informal environment.

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Lesson Plans for Real-world Environmental Science


New Lesson Plans from Science Buddies support middle and high school classroom exploration of sensor-based technologies for environmental monitoring.

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Celebrate Engineers Week with the Fluor Challenge


The Fluor Challenge is a great way to celebrate Engineers Week with hands-on STEM!

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Can Aerodynamic Suits Give U.S. Speed Skaters an Edge?


Learn more about the aerodynamics of new U.S. speed skating suits for the 2018 Olympics.

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Build a Simple Special Delivery Robot for Valentine's Day


Get creative and build your own Valentine's Day Special Delivery robot! From Simple Vibrobot to Special Delivery All you need to make a simple vibrating robot (a vibrobot) is a battery and a motor. With these basic electronics parts, students can…

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Candy Science for Valentine's Day


Valentine's Day STEM: Put colorful candy to scientific use with a fun and eye-pleasing lesson in molecular diffusion.

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Put a Heart Health Spin on Valentine's Day


Celebrate heart health in February with the help of two lesson plans that use hands-on classroom activities to introduce circulatory system concepts to elementary school students.

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