November 16, 2023 4:00 PM
Inspire and support a love of STEM with science and engineering kits and books! These 15 STEM ideas make great gifts for hours of STEM fun, learning, and discovery. What will the kids in your life explore, make, create, and innovate?
Are you already thinking about holiday gift ideas for the young people on your gift list? Science and engineering kits and books make great gifts at any time of the year. With quality STEM kits and books, kids of all ages…
July 27, 2023 3:00 PM
Investigate the physics of boat design, floating, sinking, and more with boat and boat design science and engineering projects, including DIY sailboats, submarines, and underwater ROVs.
Boat and Submarine Science Experiments
For students fascinated with boats, submarines, and other water vehicles, science projects can make great hands-on explorations. These projects can be fun in summer months or for a school science project or the science fair.…
June 20, 2023 1:00 PM
Celebrate 4th of July or summer with hands-on science activities!
Five Fun Picks for 4th of July Science!
Independence Day celebrations often include colorful nighttime fireworks, noisy parades, and refreshing summer treats. Add a STEM twist to the your summer celebrations with one of these five hands-on science activities:
Make a Kazoo: this simple noisemaker will fit right in at a local parade
Launching Homemade Baking Soda Rockets: these…
June 6, 2023 3:00 PM
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…
June 2, 2023 1:00 PM
Father's Day is coming up! Creative STEM activities are a fun way for kids to make something with that perfect DIY flair to mark the day.
STEM Activities to Make or Do and Give!
Giving something to celebrate Father's Day (or Mother's Day) should be simple! It doesn't have to cost a lot to make something one-of-a-kind and special to give to Dad, a father figure, or another special person. Many of the ideas highlighted below use materials you can…
June 1, 2023 7:00 PM
Check in each week at Science Buddies this summer for our Awesome Summer Science Experiments series! Each week, we'll highlight a few activities for awesome science and engineering kids can do at home. We've got a whole summer of fun STEM themes lined up for kids of all ages — for free. This week: Ready, Set, Go! STEM — awesome summer science experiments that take off, roll, fly, spin, and more!
From the Vault!: This post was part of our…
June 1, 2023 3:00 PM
From the Vault!: This summer science series is from 2021 and features ten free weeks of Awesome Summer Science projects and experiments for kids to do at home, in a summer program, or in a formal learning environment.
Ten Weeks of Awesome Summer Science Experiments!
For many families, summer days leave kids with lots of freeform time to fill! Right alongside arts and crafts, it can be easy to explore science and engineering! Hands-on STEM is a great way for kids to unplug and make,…
May 12, 2023 1:00 PM
Don't throw those out! Save all the empty cardboard tubes! These simple materials can be put to use in fun hands-on science and engineering activities. This roundup highlights 10 free STEM activities you can do with empty cardboard tubes from toilet paper or paper towel tubes.
Recycled materials are great for many hands-on science and engineering activities. Paired with craft materials and some tape or glue, kids can turn recycled containers and…
May 2, 2023 3:00 PM
Combine crafty ideas for Mother's Day with STEM for creative gifts moms will love. With a few simple materials, kids can do one of these science activities to make something thoughtful or unique to give mom or another special person.
STEM Activities to Make or Do and Give!
Whether made surreptitiously at home or made in the classroom and set aside to take home, Mother's Day is often marked with "I made this" gifts for kids to proudly present to Mom or…
June 2, 2022 3:00 PM
Are you getting ready for a summer of reading with kids? Make things even more creative and fun this summer with free, hands-on science and engineering activities that help students bring their stories to life.
Pair Summer Reading with Storytelling Fun!
Library reading programs are a hallmark of summer break! Checking off "books read" on a colorful map, a multi-part bookworm, or some other engaging book log as part of your library's summer reading…