Science Buddies Blog: Activity Archives
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Experiment with physics and mechanical engineering by making a fun cardboard scissor lift.
Explore fractals and search for similar and repeating patterns with a family-friendly science activity.
Light up their creativity by adding LEDs to their play dough creations!
Experiment to find out which fruits and vegetables can be used to generate electricity.
Build your own Halloween-inspired robots as a class, after-school, or family robotics activity!
Take an inside look at the polymer in diapers that makes them effective at absorbing liquid.
What balance of sweet and sour will taste best to your kitchen scientists? Mix up some kitchen chemistry fun to find out!
15+ engineering projects and activities you can do with your students to celebrate Engineers Week
Explore the science behind carbon filters with a colorful family STEM activity.
Sharpie Tie-Dye is a great way to add colorful and creative STEM to the holidays and winter break.
With gumdrops and toothpicks, kids can make a dome and explore the math behind a geodesic dome.
Line up science, technology, engineering, and math activities to inspire and excite kids over winter break.
Explore the science of radioactive decay with a safe hands-on family STEM activity.
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.
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!
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.
School and family science weekly spotlight: mix up your own bubbly drink and experiment to find just the right combination of ingredients.
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.
A classic science project takes on Halloween tones with candy corn-colored candies, a few ordinary toothpicks, and a bunch of triangles.
An orange scrub brush gives a family science activity a boost of jack-o-lantern-inspired fun and leads to a great robotics exploration.
School and family science weekly spotlight: make a homemade compass from household materials.
School and family science weekly spotlight: learn more about the chemistry of solubility while making your own tie dye using permanent markers.
With new Bristlebot Kit from the Science Buddies Store, students can build three styles of introductory robots and learn more about robotics engineering.
School and family science weekly spotlight: experiment with tonic water and a black light to learn more about fluorescence and light energy!
When you combine your circuitry know-how with fabric, you can, literally, wear your electronics on your sleeve. Students experiment with e-textiles.
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…
School and family science weekly spotlight: how gases expand and contract in response to temperature.
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 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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