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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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Celebrate Engineers Week with the Fluor Challenge

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


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.


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…


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.


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.


Classroom Science for Flu Season

A free Lesson Plan for middle school helps teachers lead a STEM activity that can be connected to discussions about flu season.


Is the Spoon Black or Silver?

Use science to make a soot-covered spoon look shiny in this family science activity.


Critical Water Shortage in South Africa

Talk with students about water supply, the water crisis in South Africa, and ways in which science can help with conservation efforts.


Super Bowl Science and the Fluor Challenge

Get ready for this week's big American football game with a hands-on catapult engineering activity that might also give you a chance to win money for your school! Super Bowl LII, a playoff between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England…


Genetic Mutation and Taste Lesson Plan

New Lesson Plan uses a simple taste test to help students understand genetic mutation firsthand. Not everyone will detect the taste of phenylthiocarbamide (PTC). What does this mean and what can students learn about genetics from investigating the…


10 Tips for a Winning Science Project Display Board

Review our top ten tips and reminders for creating a great science project display board.


Cybersecurity Resource Guide for Educators

A new downloadable guide helps teachers plan STEM classroom activities and career exploration related to cybersecurity and online safety.


When Your Science Project Opens a Wormhole--Alternate Universe Movie for Science Class

Pair the Alternate Universe movie with a black holes lesson plan for space-bending science class fun!


Count Down to Winter Break with Creative STEM

Teachers, are you looking for ways to keep students engaged even as Winter Break approaches? We have great suggestions for fun and creative science experiments kids can do in class with easy-to-find materials. Your students can make "holiday" items…


Spark Interest in Computer Science

Suggestions to help build on the momentum of Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code activities.

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