Science Buddies Blog: Teacher Resources Archives
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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Physics-based activities to get you and your students started with Google's Science Journal app
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!
Tutorial for using the accelerometer in Google's Science Journal app to record data and perform experiments detecting acceleration, oscillation, or gravity.
Learn how to use the Science Journal app with Science Buddies' how-to guides and tutorials.
DNA Day! Free NGSS-aligned genetics Lesson Plan guides activity to model the odds of developing an autoimmune disease
A tutorial for using the light sensor in Google's Science Journal app to record data and perform experiments involving light.
Tutorial for using the sound intensity sensor in Google's Science Journal app to record data.
Learn more about using sensors to monitor and record data in Google's Science Journal app.
Get Started with Google's Science Journal App
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…
Review our top ten tips and reminders for creating a great science project display board.
A new downloadable guide helps teachers plan STEM classroom activities and career exploration related to cybersecurity and online safety.
Pair the Alternate Universe movie with a black holes lesson plan for space-bending science class fun!
Google's Science Journal app brings a powerful toolbox of science equipment to student phones and devices.
Make the most of the Search tool at Science Buddies to find the STEM resources you need.
Updated! What you need to know about logging in at Science Buddies with Google Classroom.
Learn more about the new Teacher Dashboard for teachers using Science Buddies with Google Classroom.
Science Buddies announces the availability of twenty NGSS-aligned lesson plans for K-12 STEM educators.
Can you fund your classroom wishlist with crowdfunding? Find out tips and tricks other teachers use to successfully crowdfund for their classrooms.
Four teachers in Philadelphia received free science kits for their classrooms thanks to support from Science Buddies and VWR Foundation.
Help students understand the parts of a science project display board so they can create their boards with confidence.
Science Buddies Lesson Plans make it easier than ever for teachers to confidently lead standards-based science and engineering experiments and activities with their students.
Give our Google Classroom Integration a try to make it easier than ever to assign and manage science projects with Science Buddies!
New quizzes and interactive tools help teachers assess student understanding and can be easily added to Google Classroom as student assignments.
Our guide takes the mystery out of building a great science project display board!
A new website and downloadable guide helps parents better understand and talk about cyberbullying with their kids.
What you need to know about logging in at Science Buddies with Google Classroom.
Assign the Topic Selection Wizard! With Google Classroom Integration, you can turn project finding into a classroom assignment!
Your Digital Classroom: Assigning Science Reading with Science Buddies' Google Classroom Integration
Use the Science Buddies news feed to locate science news articles and easily add them to your Google Classroom.
Science Buddies' Google Classroom Integration allows teachers to more easily create and manage STEM assignments.
Pair up PokÃ©mon GO and a classroom cybersecurity activity.
Our Best Practices resource provides important insight and guidance for out-of-school programs using the Raspberry Pi Projects kit.
With the new Google Classroom share buttons on the Science Buddies website, teachers can easily add science reading assignments for their students.
A new feature at Science Buddies allows teachers using Google Classroom to easily share Science Buddies resources with their students.
Eighty sixth grade students worked in teams to build ArtBots in class and got a firsthand look at circuits.
Password Duel classroom activity helps students explore questions related to password strength.
Take a closer look at what goes into a well-organized and effective science fair project display board.
The project display board is how you present your project at the science fair. What goes into a well-organized and effective project display board? Check our easy-to-follow guide.
A new website feature at Science Buddies, sponsored by Cisco Foundation, brings science news to students. With the news feed, students can easily locate science news stories related to a project or science interest.
You don't have to wait until the last minute to start the project display board for a science fair project. A great board takes planning, and you can do a good deal of preliminary legwork getting your board ready even before the project is…
Teachers may or may not be tweeting their science lesson plans or sharing every hands-on engineering classroom activity at Facebook, but they are finding inspiration and community at Pinterest, where discovering new ideas and approaches to teaching…
As administrators and school boards around the country consider the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Science Buddies is helping teachers begin ramping up, now, for some of the ways in which traditional classroom science projects and…
Teachers tasked with adapting science lesson plans to meet new standards that place increased emphasis on engineering design as a critical scientific practice need real-world resources to help them integrate engineering design in the classroom.…
The Next Generation Science Standards encourage a multi-dimensional view of science education, one that highlights the importance of students learning to use the engineering design process—as well as the scientific method. Science and…
For this middle school science teacher, Science Buddies has a front-row seat in the classroom, providing support for hands-on student science fair projects and for curricular and extra-curricular planning. Students and Teachers Find…
Science night? Science fair? Science lab? Family science event? We want to learn more about science education at your school. All K-5 teachers who complete our teacher survey will be automatically entered for a chance to win a great prize pack from Elmer's (pictured above).
Life Technologies' InnovatioNation helps introduce students to biotechnology and to the role of science in addressing global concerns. Teachers participating in InnovatioNation use Science Buddies to help support the science curriculum and their…
Science and engineering projects often involve many steps, many trials, many materials, and may take many weeks. Help your students learn critical organization and recordkeeping skills by requiring a science project lab notebook! Good…
A science teacher at Brawerman Elementary School in Los Angeles views Science Buddies as an indispensable classroom partner, especially when it comes to helping students locate quality science Project Ideas—in all areas of interest.…
The project display board for a science project may be the last step before the fair, but don't underestimate its importance. Your display board may be one of hundreds on display. You want to make sure it summarizes your project and invites a viewer…
If you did a chemistry project this year (that includes food sciences and biotech), you can enter your project in the Rosalind Franklin Chemistry Contest for a chance to win a cash award. You've already done the work, now it's time to show it…
Were you unable to attend our September 2011 webinar for educators? No problem! You can watch a video recording of the entire webinar (about an hour) when it's convenient for you. Our Science Buddies channel at YouTube contains other great…
Professional Development Webinar for Teachers Join us for a free webinar on September 14 Space is limited! Reserve your webinar seat now! Science Buddies is offering a free online webinar on September 14, 2011, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. PDT…
The video from the September 22, 2010 Science Buddies Teacher Development Webinar is now available for online viewing.
Middle school teachers, grades 6-8, interested in investigating ocean sciences or climate change are invited to apply for the 2011 Earthwatch Educator Program sponsored by Earthwatch and Northrop Grumman. The program provides a fellowship for an…
Just a reminder, our free Professional Development Webinar for teachers is today, Wednesday, September 22 at: 4 p.m. Pacific 5 p.m. Mountain 6 p.m. Central 7 p.m. Eastern If you are already signed up, please follow the directions you…
Due to technical difficulties, the Webinar last week was interrupted and has been rescheduled. The new date and time is: Wednesday, September 22 at 4 p.m. PDT. Even if you had registered to attend the August 29 webinar, we need for you to…
Find out how to use Science Buddies resources in your classroom by joining us on Sunday, August 29th for an hour-long, free guided tour of the Science Buddies website (start times below). In this comprehensive online guided tour of the Science…
Science fair season may be winding down at most schools, but scientific exploration at home and in the classroom continues year-round. And where there is science, there are variables and materials and controls and reactions and things that change and bond and grow ... and things that don't. So what went wrong? And what can you do about it?
Hi. This is Brian again... a science teacher in Chicago and guest blogger at Science Buddies this fall as I work to help organize our school's first science fair. What I'm discovering is that when you decide to run a science fair, you have to…
This week, we'll be looking skyward as we await the impact of the LCROSS satellite and hope for sight of the plume on the morning of October 9. But next week, our attentions will spiral back to Earth for "Earth Science Week 2009," October 11-17.…
10 Days and Counting! The countdown is on! LCROSS' projected lunar impact will occur on October 9, 2009 at 11:30 UT (7:30 a.m. EDT, 4:30 a.m. PDT), +/- 30 minutes. If you've been tracking the LCROSS Mission, you…
Join Science Buddies on August 30 for "Using Science Buddies for Success," a free one-hour webinar designed to introduce teachers to Science Buddies' resources and tools. As the 2009-2010 school year gets ready to kick into gear, now is the…
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