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January 2, 2020 6:00 AM
STEM education has never been more exciting and more fun than it was in 2019. Here's a look back at what was hot, popular, and most-used this year by K-12 teachers, students, and families. Thank you for being a part of Science Buddies in 2019! We are excited about STEM education in 2020! P.S. Don't miss our special recap of educator success stories from 2019, A Look Back at 2019's STEM Teacher Successes. Read more
July 8, 2019 6:00 AM
A team of PPG volunteers got hands-on with homemade slime! The team applied their science expertise to the process of making slime and tested directions and variations for student and educator use. Above: PPG employees put the Slime Chemistry student science project to a hands-on test to find ways to make the popular project even more fun and rewarding as a STEM learning activity. A Commitment to Student STEM Education For the last several years, PPG's… Read more
March 18, 2019 6:00 AM
In partnership with Lerner Publishing Group, some of our most popular hands-on STEM activities are now available in book form! Hands-On STEM Discovery with Science Buddies! For almost twenty years, Science Buddies has been developing one of the most robust libraries of hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) projects and activities available online. Trusted by teachers and parents around the world and used by millions of students… Read more
August 3, 2018 10:00 AM
STEM: Building 21st Century Citizens. Annual Report 2017 "Some Things are Elemental." These words, words that echo principles of physics, the periodic table, and the idea of building blocks, are central to Science Buddies' mission and core values. Science Buddies wants to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed with STEM, regardless of geographic location or income. This mission has underwitten Science Buddies' programs and offerings… Read more
May 15, 2018 6:00 AM
With help from a team of PPG volunteers, Science Buddies updated a popular science project to ensure a positive science learning experience for high school students curious about the way luminol is used at a crime scene. The Challenge—A Large Directory of Projects Requires Ongoing Maintenance Science Buddies has more than 1,100 free science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM) project ideas and activities for K-12 students. The depth of the… Read more
April 10, 2018 6:00 AM
When a senior staff scientist at Science Buddies met online with an elementary school robotics team in Texas, the students got a much bigger dose of STEM inspiration than they expected! Science Buddies robotics expert talks with students about robotics and STEM careers. www.sciencebuddies.org Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers As a small non-profit organization working on STEM education materials to help support more than 18 million students, teachers, and… Read more
November 7, 2017 10:00 AM
Google's Science Journal app, now available for both iOS and Android, gives students and STEM teachers a powerful toolbox of science equipment—on devices they already use. Bring student STEM to life with a Science Buddies project designed to use Google's Science Journal App! www.sciencebuddies.org Note: The Google Science Journal app is no longer available. Projects and Lesson Plans at Science Buddies that used the app have been revised to use… Read more
October 20, 2017 12:00 PM
Science Buddies is constantly improving tools and resources to support STEM education for K-12 students and teachers. Thanks to support from the Cisco Foundation, the search tool on the Science Buddies website has been updated with new filters that help students and teachers more quickly locate projects and materials of interest. With more than 1,100 scientist-authored project ideas for K-12 students; STEM career profiles; hands-on Lesson Plans and science activities for classroom,… Read more
September 6, 2017 2:00 PM
The new Teacher Dashboard gives teachers a one-stop spot to manage Science Buddies assignments for Google Classroom! A cropped screenshot of a teacher dashboard for Google Classroom is built into the ScienceBuddies.org website. The teacher dashboard shows assignments and a student list to track submissions and grades. The Teacher Dashboard is now available! The Teacher Dashboard provides a centralized place for Google Classroom teachers to view their… Read more
August 31, 2017 7:30 AM
Science Buddies is excited to announce the immediate availability of twenty NGSS-aligned lesson plans for K-12 STEM educators. A collage of screenshots show a materials page for a balloon car project on the website ScienceBuddies.org. Other screenshots show links to class materials such as videos and worksheets as well as a lesson flow plan with links and a list of NGSS alignments. As the 2017-2018 school year gets underway, Science Buddies has… Read more
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