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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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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!


An App for Science Class

Google's Science Journal app brings a powerful toolbox of science equipment to student phones and devices.


Search at Science Buddies to Find the STEM Resources You Need

Make the most of the Search tool at Science Buddies to find the STEM resources you need.


Digital Classroom: Making the (Login) Connection

Updated! What you need to know about logging in at Science Buddies with Google Classroom.


Science Buddies Teacher Dashboard

Learn more about the new Teacher Dashboard for teachers using Science Buddies with Google Classroom.


New NGSS Lesson Plans

Science Buddies announces the availability of twenty NGSS-aligned lesson plans for K-12 STEM educators.


Crowdfunding: Fundraising Ideas and Tips for Teachers

Can you fund your classroom wishlist with crowdfunding? Find out tips and tricks other teachers use to successfully crowdfund for their classrooms.


Philadelphia Classrooms Benefit from Science Buddies Kit Club Program

Four teachers in Philadelphia received free science kits for their classrooms thanks to support from Science Buddies and VWR Foundation.


Step by Step Science Project Display Boards

Help students understand the parts of a science project display board so they can create their boards with confidence.


Lesson Plans Help Teachers Put Hands-on Science on the Calendar

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.


Your Digital Classroom: Assign the Science Project with Google Classroom Integration

Give our Google Classroom Integration a try to make it easier than ever to assign and manage science projects with Science Buddies!


Digital Classroom: Scientific Method Quiz

New quizzes and interactive tools help teachers assess student understanding and can be easily added to Google Classroom as student assignments.


Smart Science Project Display Boards

Our guide takes the mystery out of building a great science project display board!


Raise Your Voice against Cyberbullying

A new website and downloadable guide helps parents better understand and talk about cyberbullying with their kids.


Digital Classroom: Making the (Login) Connection

What you need to know about logging in at Science Buddies with Google Classroom.


Your Digital Classroom: The Topic Selection Wizard

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.


Back to School with Science Buddies' Google Classroom Integration

Science Buddies' Google Classroom Integration allows teachers to more easily create and manage STEM assignments.


Pair Pokemon GO with a Classroom Cybersecurity Activity

Pair up Pokémon GO and a classroom cybersecurity activity.


Best Practices Document Guides Out-of-School Programs Using Raspberry Pi Projects Kit

A new Best Practices document provides important insight and guidance for out-of-school programs using the kit.


Make Science Reading Assignments with Science Buddies

With the new Google Classroom share buttons on the Science Buddies website, teachers can easily add science reading assignments for their students.


Science Buddies Offers Google Classroom Integration

A new feature at Science Buddies allows teachers using Google Classroom to easily share Science Buddies resources with their students.


Exploring Circuits with ArtBots: A Classroom Success Story

Eighty sixth grade students worked in teams to build ArtBots in class and got a firsthand look at circuits.


Boost Password Savvy with a Classroom STEM Game

Password Duel classroom activity helps students explore questions related to password strength.


Mastering the Project Display Board

Take a closer look at what goes into a well-organized and effective science fair project display board.


Putting Together a 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.


Kids Read Science News

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.


Get a Jump Start on the Project Display Board

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 who Pin: Teachers Find Support and Inspiration for Science Education at Pinterest

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…


Helping Teachers Approach Next Generation Science Standards

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…


Understanding the Engineering Design Process: Teachers Embracing Engineering Design

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.…


New Science Standards Emphasize the Engineering Design Process

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…


Top Science Teacher Inspires Student Science with Science Buddies

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…


K-5 Teachers Science Survey and Chance to Win!

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).


InnovatioNation: Bringing Biotechnology to Local Classrooms

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…


Teaching Good Science and Engineering Habits: Keeping a Lab Notebook

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…


Success Story: Science Fair Projects with Real-World Impact

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.…


Perfecting the Project Display Board

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…


The Chemistry Contest Deadline is Approaching!

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…

Science Buddies 2011 Webinar for Educators Available at YouTube

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…


Science Buddies Webinar

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…

Teacher Webinar Video Now Online!

The video from the September 22, 2010 Science Buddies Teacher Development Webinar is now available for online viewing.

Earthwatch Fellowship for Teachers

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…

Teacher Webinar is Today!

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…


Rescheduled! Free Teacher Professional Development Webinar

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…

Free Teacher Professional Development Webinar

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 Project Troubleshooting Guide

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?

Getting Teachers On Board for Our First Science Fair

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…

Earth Science Week: Climate

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.…

Countdown to LCROSS Impact

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…

Science Buddies' First Teacher Webinar

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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