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April 15, 2022 7:00 AM
May the 4th be with you! Tie simple science explorations in with Star Wars for Star Wars Day. Great STEM ideas for the classroom or for family science with kids at home. Connect favorite characters, epic movie scenes, Star Wars lore, and more with hands-on learning! May the 4th Be with You (AKA Star Wars Day) May 4th is a day of epic proportions for Star Wars fans. Echoing the popular movie line, the day is celebrated as May the 4th Be with You… Read more
March 3, 2022 6:00 AM
Try these clever STEM activities to connect hands-on science and engineering to the ever-popular world of Mario! Let's-a go! Your kids and students probably know Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, and the Mario World gang, and chances are you do, too! March 10 is Mario Day, so known because in the right typeface, M A R 1 0 looks like M A R I O. (Once you see it, you see it!) This is the kind of clever… Read more
January 9, 2018 10:00 AM
How far can a science project take you? Maybe to another dimension! That's the story in Alternate Universe: A Rescue Mission, a movie from Fresh Films about a pair of orphaned sisters who use a school science project to open a wormhole to another world. Pair the movie with a hands-on classroom activity from Science Buddies (and maybe some popcorn) for an out-of-this-world day in science class. "By Einstein's hair!" That's what you might hear your… Read more
May 26, 2017 11:55 AM
Fidget spinners are incredibly popular right now with kids. There is some argument about whether or not there is "science" behind the claims that the toy helps some kids focus, and some schools have gone so far as to ban the toys. At Science Buddies, we are more interested in the fun science kids can DO with these toys. From 3D printing and design to data analysis and even physics, with fidget spinners on hand, kids can tap into engaging science explorations this summer and turn the "spin" into… Read more
October 16, 2015 8:00 AM
The action in a popular sci-fi movie explodes when an astronaut stranded on Mars attempts to create water to irrigate his plants. Real-world space science, on the other hand, has been buzzing with new findings about water on Mars. The dry planet isn't completely dry after all. Image Left: The Martian, Twentieth Century Fox; Image Right: Recurring 'Lineae' on Slopes at Hale Crater, Mars, NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona The big screen… Read more
January 6, 2015 9:00 AM
In movies like Dolphin Tale, you don't have to look far to find the engineering design process in action. With the steps of the engineering process being acted out as the story unfolds, students see that success often involves a great deal of trial, error, testing, and redesigning. With a dolphin's well-being at stake, succeeding is something audiences cheer about—and succeeding involves science, innovation, technology, and persistence! Dolphin Tale puts a… Read more
February 18, 2014 11:46 AM
The LEGO® Movie puts engineering on the big screen in the hands of an assortment of plastic master builders and superheroes from various time periods and realms who come together to challenge Lord Business and the superior threat of Kragle. What they engineer in their quest to stop the Kragle will inspire students, teachers, and parents. If you aren't singing the awesome virtues of engineering yet, you should be! Note: You can find out more about the movie and watch video trailers on… Read more
April 25, 2013 10:26 AM
Verizon FiOS teams up with Science Buddies in support of science literacy. Fiber optics technology offers high-speed data delivery, but what's going on in a fiber optics system? Look to the 'light' for answers with hands-on science projects that let students explore the physics of light to better understand how fiber optics work. 1,000,000,000 Views to Support Science Buddies and Science Literacy On Monday, April 29, Verizon FiOS will be showing exclusive video footage from Iron… Read more
April 24, 2013 6:15 AM
With the third Iron Man movie coming to the big screen next week, now is a great time to spark science and engineering excitement among student fans. With Marvel's Iron Man 3 hitting theaters on May 3, excitement among sci-fi fans is mounting. Whether you are a long-time follower of Iron Man or are just getting acquainted with Tony Stark and his series of high-tech, high-flying suits, the momentum of the coming release is palpable. If you are anxiously awaiting the next Iron Man movie… Read more
May 29, 2009 8:57 AM
Box office sales over the weekend will tell the story, but the hype around Disney/Pixar's newest release, UP (opens May 29), has been "floating around" for months. For movie-goers of all ages, there's a certain level of enchantment to the idea of a man who ties enough balloons to his house to turn it into a giant balloon and sets off on a Helium-powered adventure. That's exactly what the 78-year-old retired balloon salesman at the heart of UPdoes. With thousands of balloons attached to… Read more
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