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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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Try Google's Science Journal App with Five Activities for Physics Exploration


Physics-based activities to get you and your students started with Google's Science Journal app

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Create Assignment Button Gets an Update!!


Science Buddies' convenient Google Classroom integration now enables teachers to add STEM resources from Science Buddies to Google Classroom as assignments or as announcements!

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Student Cleans Up Oil Spill Science with Support from Online Mentor


Mentorship from a volunteer in the Ask an Expert forums made a big difference for this middle school student's environmental science project.

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Science Buddies Annual Report: Supporting STEM Education


Science Buddies 2017 Annual Report: STEM: BUILDING 21st CENTURY CITIZENS

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Try Google's Science Journal App with Five STEM Activities for the Classroom


With the free Science Journal app, students can start measuring and gathering data right away. We have suggestions for classroom-based icebreaker activities to help you and your students get started using the app!

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Student Explores the Connection Between Human Behavior and Cybersecurity


This student explored cybersecurity and password setting behaviors with his school science project.

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Exploring Acceleration with the Science Journal App


Tutorial for using the accelerometer in Google's Science Journal app to record data and perform experiments detecting acceleration, oscillation, or gravity.

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Sparking Interest in STEM Careers in Middle School


This sixth-grade computer teacher is helping her students start thinking, now, about the range of STEM career paths available and how jobs in science match up to interests they already have.

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Student Success and the Science of Stealth


Sixth grade student explores stealth technology with a project from Science Buddies.

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Plastic Pollution and World Oceans Day


For World Oceans Day, talk with students about ocean pollution and the need to reduce the amount of plastic trash flowing into waterways.

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Real-world Blood Typing and the Value of Blood Donation


Blood donations make transfusions and important treatments like Anti-D possible. Explore blood typing science.

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A Pet Science Project Success


For this eighth grade student, the key to a positive first science fair experience was a project about his dog.

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Laurel vs. Yanny and Student STEM


Students interested in the Laurel vs. Yanny debate can explore other fascinating hands-on STEM projects related to illusion and human perception.

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Science Buddies Teams up with PPG Volunteers to Improve Crime Scene Chemistry Project


PPG volunteers help Science Buddies update a popular crime scene chemistry science project.

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Colorful Walking Water Science Activity


Simple STEM activity turns capillary action and "siphoning" into an exciting rainbow-colored demonstration

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