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Diaper Duty Science

Take an inside look at the polymer in diapers that makes them effective at absorbing liquid.


Sweet and Sour Tasty Kitchen Science

What balance of sweet and sour will taste best to your kitchen scientists? Mix up some kitchen chemistry fun to find out!


Celebrate Engineers Week with Hands-on STEM

Engineering projects and activities you can do with your students to celebrate Engineers Week


Carbon Filters and Adsorbing Science

Explore the science behind carbon filters with a colorful family STEM activity.


Colorful Sharpie Tie-Dye Science

Sharpie Tie-Dye is a great way to add colorful and creative STEM to the holidays and winter break.


A Geodesic Dome for the Season

With gumdrops and toothpicks, kids can make a dome and explore the math behind a geodesic dome.


Fun Science Picks for Winter Break

Line up science, technology, engineering, and math activities to inspire and excite kids over winter break.


Explore Radioactive Decay with Coins

Explore the science of radioactive decay with a safe hands-on family STEM activity.


Make a Lemon Battery

Lemons may be sour, but in this science activity, getting a charge from a lemon is about electricity, not taste! Explore with a homemade battery.


Creative Paper Circuits with Copper Tape

With paper, markers, LEDs, and copper tape, kids can get a hands-on introduction to electronics and circuits and turn their own drawings and creative projects into ones that light up!


What Shape is a Hard-boiled Egg?

This year, give your hardboiled eggs a twist and turn ordinary ovoid hardboiled eggs into fun shapes! The trick to the transformation is understanding the science behind the process of hardboiling.


Bubbly Soda Science: Weekly Science Activity

School and family science weekly spotlight: mix up your own bubbly drink and experiment to find just the right combination of ingredients.


Superbugs and Antibiotics: Explore with a Dice Game

A new classroom activity, sponsored by Cubist Pharmaceuticals, helps students see how populations of bacteria respond to antibiotics. Using a colorful dice game, students roll the dice to see how many bacteria respond to treatment each day.


Candy Corn Geodesic Dome

A classic science project takes on Halloween tones with candy corn-colored candies, a few ordinary toothpicks, and a bunch of triangles.


Building a Halloween Brushbot: Family Robotics

An orange scrub brush gives a family science activity a boost of jack-o-lantern-inspired fun and leads to a great robotics exploration.


Homemade Compass: Weekly Science Activity

School and family science weekly spotlight: make a homemade compass from household materials.


Tie-Dye Using Permanent Markers: Weekly Science Activity

School and family science weekly spotlight: learn more about the chemistry of solubility while making your own tie dye using permanent markers.


New Bristlebot Science Kit for Student Robotics!

With new Bristlebot Kit from the Science Buddies Store, students can build three styles of introductory robots and learn more about robotics engineering.


Seeing Tonic Water Glow: Weekly Science Activity

School and family science weekly spotlight: experiment with tonic water and a black light to learn more about fluorescence and light energy!


Red, White, and Blue with Soft Circuits

When you combine your circuitry know-how with fabric, you can, literally, wear your electronics on your sleeve. Students experiment with e-textiles.


Fun with Fireworks Science: When Chemicals Burn

Fireworks displays are fun to watch and a tradition accompanying many community celebrations. With a simple family science activity, the mystery behind the dazzling night-time sky show can be explored. This is colorful hands-on summer…


Expanding and Contracting Gases: Weekly Science Activity

School and family science weekly spotlight: how gases expand and contract in response to temperature.


Bringing Science Magic to the Classroom

A magic milk rainbow may be all about what's happening at the surface level between milk and soap, but when kids create the magic, the learning excitement is palpable. For Lily Ardent, hands-on science activities are a great way to help kids uncover the magic of science. We couldn't agree more!


Science Activities: Fun Science Perfect for Home or School

Science Buddies has added a new "activities" section to its award-winning science education website. The new science activities complement the existing library of science fair project ideas but bridge the gap between science "assignment" or…

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