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December 8, 2015 5:52 PM
The coming winter break from school is a great time for kids to do independent science and engineering projects. Robotics projects can be especially good choices for students because they involve a fun building project and then invite play, exploration, and customization. The BlueBot: 4-in-1 Robotics Kit lets students try four different robots, for four times the building fun! The BlueBot: 4-in-1 Robotics Kit can be used to build four different robots,… Read more
October 30, 2015 5:30 PM
With the Candy Chromatography Science Kit, students can unlock the colors that make up the coatings on favorite candies. This is a fun STEM experiment that yields visible results. The Candy Chromatography Science Kit can be used for several student science projects, but using the kit to break down candy coatings and investigate the dye composition of different candies is a great project for Halloween week (or while the Trick or Treat bag still… Read more
October 27, 2015 3:00 PM
With the new Raspberry Pi Projects Kit from Science Buddies, students can explore a series of activities that combine creativity, electronics, and computer programming using Scratch—no prior experience required! For this middle school student, a homemade pumpkin was a perfect thing to light up with LEDs! Laura, a 7th grade student in CA has an interest in electronics and creative and handmade projects. This summer, she used the Raspberry Pi Projects kit at home and explored an… Read more
September 4, 2015 9:30 PM
What does a scientist do when faced with a mystery ingredient that could be the key to solving a crime or accident? Understanding how certain chemicals react in the presence of other chemicals can be the key to confirming the identity of a substance. 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. The premise of the Crime Scene Chemistry:… Read more
July 10, 2015 8:00 AM
Are you looking for fun science projects to do this summer? Science kits from the Science Buddies Store bring all the specialty items you need to your door in one convenient box. Take 25% off in the Science Buddies Store now through July 15, 2015. The time to bring science home has never been better! Check out some of our top picks for summer science exploration: Squishy Circuits Kit (see it in action) Bristlebot Kit (see it in action) Spherification Kit (see it in… Read more
April 29, 2015 8:15 PM
The activities paired with the new 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 to produce exciting interactive creations. Does your artwork light up when the room dims at the end of the day? Transforming traditional art with electronics and programming opens up all kinds of room for students to experiment and innovation! For a… Read more
April 17, 2015 4:30 PM
Adding solar panels to a brushbot project gives a new twist to an intermediate robotics building activity, but does it offer more power? With this clever build and a kit from the Science Buddies Store, it was easy to put that question to the test! After a successful series of building robots using Science Buddies procedures, we recently gave the Solar-powered Bristlebot a try. This bot is very closely related to the Light-tracking Bristlebot we built a few years back. Both of… Read more
October 21, 2014 6:00 PM
An orange scrub brush gives a family science activity a boost of jack-o-lantern-inspired fun and leads to a great robotics exploration. Ever since the new Brushbot family science activity launched at Science Buddies, with electronics components conveniently bundled in a multi-project kit, I have had it on my "must make" list for my kids. Thinking it would be cool to couple trick-or-treat month and the robotics project, I decided we would make a… Read more
October 6, 2014 4:00 PM
We go DIY with molecular gastronomy and family science as we make our own popping boba using the Science Buddies Spherification Kit. When it is hot outside, my kids love to pit stop at the nearby frozen yogurt shop where they can swirl frozen yogurt into an oversized paper bowl and load it up with toppings of their choice. Favorite toppings vary, but one kid's heaping concoction always includes little slippery, fruit-flavored balls—popping boba.… Read more
September 11, 2014 3:00 PM
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. A levitating train is science kids can see! Family Science is Fun! Alex and Lisa, pictured above, built and explored the Magic Bullet Train kit from the Science Buddies Store. Alex's train turned out great, and we love the gold paint! For more family science inspiration featuring the maglev train kit and project, see Magic Train… Read more
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