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January 11, 2024 4:00 PM
K-12 students worldwide are invited to explore engineering with the 2024 Science Buddies Engineering Challenge—The Rubber Band Car Challenge The Science Buddies Engineering Challenge Every year, from February to March, teams of students around the world work to solve a fun engineering challenge that lets them "try" engineering and builds confidence in using the engineering design process. 2024 Rubber Band Car Challenge The 2024 Rubber… Read more
April 13, 2023 1:00 PM
The 9th annual challenge sparked interest in engineering in thousands of students around the world. Winners have been announced. Record Participation in the 2023 Science Buddies Engineering Challenge More than 13,000 K-12 students were inspired to explore engineering with the 2023 Science Buddies Engineering Challenge. Students working in teams of 1-4, from 33 countries around the world took the Ping Pong Pickup Challenge to design a device that can… Read more
January 19, 2023 4:00 PM
K-12 students worldwide are invited to explore engineering with the annual Science Buddies Engineering Challenge. Every year from February to March, in conjunction with Engineers Week, student teams work to solve a new engineering challenge using a short list of simple materials like paper and tape. The 2023 challenge, Ping Pong Pick Up Challenge, has students build a device that can pick up a ping pong ball from a distance and return it to a start line. How far away can students retrieve… Read more
January 2, 2020 2:00 PM
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 1:00 PM
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 1:00 PM
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 5:00 PM
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 1:00 PM
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 1:00 PM
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 6:00 PM
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
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