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The Science Buddies Blog gives students, teachers, and parents an inside look at student science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) projects, activities, success stories, and real-world connections.

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Candy Color Chromatography

Use the Candy Chromatography Kit to unlock the colors that make up the coatings on favorite candies.


Wire Some Trick-or-Treat or Light-up Fun with Scratch and Raspberry Pi

For this middle school student, a homemade pumpkin was a perfect thing to light up with LEDs using the Raspberry Pi Projects Kit!


Solve a Mystery with Science

Students get a hands-on look at chemical reactions using a color test as they work to solve a hypothetical medical mystery in the Crime Scene Chemistry project.


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New Raspberry Pi Projects Kit

The Raspberry Pi Projects Kit from the Science Buddies Store enable kids to work on creative projects that blend computer programming, electronics circuit building, and art.


Building a Solar-powered Bristlebot

Adding solar panels to a brushbot project gives a new twist to an intermediate robotics building activity, but does it offer more power?


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.


Boba Spherification: The Science of Juice-filled Caviar

We go DIY with molecular gastronomy and family science as we make our own popping boba using the Spherification Kit from the Science Buddies Store.


From Wooden Train to the Magic of Maglev

Science Buddies in Action: For a third grade student with an interest in science and pinewood derby cars, the Maglev Train project combined a fun DIY activity with engaging science.


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.


Vitamin C Titration Experiment: Science Kit

Chemistry titration project (and science kit) to investigate quantities of Vitamin C in juice.


Crystal Radio: A Science Kit for Student Electronics

Improvements in the Science Buddies Crystal Radio Kit make building a crystal radio a science project students may enjoy for the school science fair or just as an independent electronics experiment—no batteries required! Our scientists have…


Microbial Fuel Cells: On the Hunt for Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is hiding in places you might not think to look! For a glimpse into the future of power generation, experiment with a microbial fuel cell. By Kim Mullin Microbial Fuel Cells—Building Your Own Alternative Energy…


DNA Show and Tell: Biotechnology You Can Wear Around Your Neck

A biotechnology kit from Bio-Rad Laboratories introduces young scientists to the world of biochemistry. In this fun science activity, kids can extract their own DNA, examine it without a microscope, and create a pendant containing their…


Burning Calories: Putting Nutritional Value to the Test

Do you use a package's nutritional information when making food choices? Can you trust the accuracy of the information? Nutritional content requirements are becoming more widespread, but the information on a label or a restaurant brochure may or may…


The Call of the Crystal Radio

Ask an engineer if she has ever built a crystal radio, and chances are you will get a story—one with all the makings of a classic when it comes to garage engineering and adolescence. Students often build a crystal radio as a first step in…


Robot Engineering: Tapping the Artist within the Bot

When it comes to customizing robots, the spirit of innovation is alive and well in afterschool programs around the country. Extracurricular engineering and robotics clubs may provide a welcome outlet and important mentoring for students. From…


Success Story: Lip Balm Project Shines at Science Fair

Americans spend billions on cosmetics every year. Who creates and tests all of these shampoos and lotions? Cosmetic chemists! By Kim Mullin Emma Sesar was surrounded by science fair attendees last Spring as she handed out samples of the…

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