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June 16, 2023 8:00 AM
Use these free STEM projects, lessons, and activities to help students get hands-on exploring and learning about solar system science. The Earth, the Moon, the Sun, and space are concepts students identify early on. The names of the planets quickly follow, along with stars and the reality that the Sun, too, is a star and is the closest star to Earth. Students learn that the Earth is one of eight planets in our solar system, a group of planets that… Read more
June 6, 2023 8:00 AM
Bring home hands-on science exploration with convenient STEM kits from Science Buddies! Set kids up to explore robotics, computer programming, chemistry, physics, and more! As you plan for summer break, consider the value of hands-on science and engineering kits for keeping kids occupied, engaged, and learning! Camps and summer programs are great, but hands-on science and engineering kits can create powerful, flexible, self-paced learning opportunities… Read more
June 5, 2023 8:00 AM
Use these free STEM lessons, experiments, and activities to teach science and engineering related to cars and to explore core science concepts with homemade cars. Rev Up STEM Learning — Car Science Experiments for Science Class and Science Fair Educators can use DIY cars made from simple materials to teach students about science and engineering related to the design, building, testing, and safety of cars and to demonstrate and explore general… Read more
May 25, 2023 8:00 AM
Looking for last-minute STEM ideas for the end of the year, for after testing, for a classroom warmup, or for a rainy day at home? Try these paper-based STEM activities! Science Activities that Use Paper! Doing science and engineering activities doesn't have to require lots of materials. If you are looking for something to do with students in the classroom or with kids at home, an engaging STEM learning experience might be just a stack of paper… Read more
April 10, 2023 8:00 AM
Use these free STEM lessons and activities to explore weather science and climate with K-12 students. Weather science appears at various points in the K-12 science curriculum. Many elements of weather are easily observable by students of all ages, which makes teaching introductory weather concepts accessible to even the youngest of students. Evidence of "weather" can be felt in the air (do you need a jacket today?), observed in how a kite flies or how… Read more
February 24, 2023 8:00 AM
Follow the 10 steps below to do the 2023 Science Buddies Engineering Challenge with your students! This year's challenge is the Ping Pong Pickup Challenge. Getting a high score requires creative thinking and engineering to make a device that can pick up a ping pong ball from a set distance and return it to the starting line. How far away will your students' devices reach? The 2023 Ping Pong Pickup Challenge is an exciting way to have students try… Read more
January 31, 2023 8:00 AM
Why do the 2023 Ping Pong Pickup Engineering Challenge? Here are 10 reasons this is a great STEM challenge for your students. The annual Science Buddies Engineering Challenge makes it fun for students to try engineering. Each year, the Science Buddies Engineering Challenge presents an innovative and engaging engineering task and challenges students in grades K-12 around the world to use the engineering design process to brainstorm, design, build, and… Read more
November 29, 2022 8:00 AM
Find tools to help streamline assigning, managing, and assessing student science projects. We also have resources to help you plan your science fair! This is part 4 in our STEM education series on the value of science projects and science fairs. Are you feeling overwhelmed by the thought of assigning science fair projects? We can help! Science Buddies has a number of free tools for educators to help manage the student science fair project, from start… Read more
October 10, 2022 8:00 AM
Lessons and student projects to support educators and students learning about chemistry and experimenting with green chemistry principles in mind. To make them safer and more environmentally-friendly, chemistry classrooms and labs are changing. Are your labs, chemistry demonstrations, and classroom experiments green? If not, read on to learn more and find green chemistry options to use with your K-12 students. What is Green Chemistry? Green chemistry… Read more
September 28, 2022 8:00 AM
Use these free lesson plans and hands-on activities to explore potential and kinetic energy with students! What happens when you stretch a rubber band and let it go? Why? Explaining how energy is stored and transferred and how that relates to the movement and momentum of objects in motion involves understanding potential and kinetic energy. This is an area of science where getting hands-on with the storage, transfer, and release of energy really helps… Read more
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