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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
June 14, 2017 5:00 AM
Four teachers in Philadelphia received free science kits for their classrooms thanks to support from Science Buddies and VWR Foundation. The Science Buddies Kit Club program helps provide science kits to K-12 classrooms in need throughout the U.S. By matching companies with local schools, Science Buddies supports STEM education and helps promote community STEM awareness. The Kit Club program launched during the 2016-2017 school year. With support from… Read more
April 3, 2017 6:00 AM
With Google's Science Journal app, a student's phone acts as a Swiss Army knife for scientific research, exploration, and data analysis. To help students and teachers learn about the app, Science Buddies has integrated the Science Journal app into student science projects that involve sensor-based data. Students can now do sophisticated sensor-based projects using their phones and without additional specialty equipment. To further support teachers using the Science Journal app in the classroom,… Read more
February 14, 2017 11:00 AM
Thanks to the Science Buddies Kit Club program and companies who want to support STEM education in their local communities, more students have access to quality science and engineering kits. To inspire STEM awareness, one New Jersey school district has turned its Kit Club grant award into a video challenge for area schools. Which school will receive science kits sponsored by the Allergan Foundation? The community will decide with their votes! Science Buddies Kit Club:… Read more
January 26, 2017 1:33 PM
Science Buddies Lesson Plans make it easier than ever for teachers to confidently lead standards-based science and engineering experiments and activities with their students. A collage of screenshots show a summary page for a catapult project on the website ScienceBuddies.org. At the top of the project summary page there is a navigation bar with tabs for lesson and teacher tools highlighted. Links on the right of the project summary page show a standards link that… Read more
December 12, 2016 7:00 AM
Thanks to help from a team of volunteers at PPG, a cosmetics-focused student chemistry project got a "lift." The updated project gives interested students the chance to create and test a homemade lip balm product using quantitative analysis in keeping with the requirements for many student science project assignments. Above: PPG employees put the Cosmetic Science: Testing Lip Balm Recipes student science project to a hands-on test as part of a volunteer activity. Cosmetics and… Read more
November 29, 2016 2:13 PM
Millions of K-12 students use ScienceBuddies' science project ideas and resources each year. We need your help to keep our STEM materials free. Read more
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