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October 14, 2019 6:00 AM
Set up a DIY weather station in the classroom for fun, hands-on learning about weather science! New standards-aligned STEM lessons help teachers plan an innovative weather science unit. Educators! For resources to teach weather science, view the 16 Science Lessons About Weather collection, part of our Teaching Science Units resources. Weather science appears at various points in the elementary and middle school science curriculum. Luckily, weather… Read more
October 10, 2019 6:00 AM
Shake things up when you pair one of these hands-on earthquake science activities with safety information for International ShakeOut Day October 17, 2019 is International ShakeOut Day, a day when millions of people will review the recommended 3-step "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" advice for safety during an earthquake. Earthquake Science Lessons and Activities In the U.S., you may think of earthquakes mostly in the context of California, Alaska,… Read more
August 27, 2019 6:00 AM
Combining hands-on STEM learning with other school subjects is a great way to add extra depth and real-world context to science class. Free lessons for hands-on, multi-subject, project-based learning! In partnership with Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility, Science Buddies has developed a series of lesson plans that connect with Global Problem Solvers: The Series, an animated video series that features a team of teenagers who work together to solve… Read more
August 20, 2019 6:00 AM
Google's Science Journal app turns a student's mobile device into a toolbox for real-time data gathering. Three new Science Buddies lessons for using Science Journal in the STEM classroom were developed in collaboration with teachers! Three new lessons for the Science Journal app - created by teachers! 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 other… Read more
August 13, 2019 6:00 AM
Science Buddies has 100+ NGSS-aligned lesson plans that are free to use for K-12 STEM educators. Walk through a sample lesson to see how they work! A collage of screenshots show a materials page for a project turning milk into plastic on the website ScienceBuddies.org. Other screenshots show NGSS alignment details, project details, links in a Teacher toolbox, links to a lesson plan and a related video. Science Buddies Lesson Plans blend our dedication to… Read more
July 29, 2019 6:00 AM
Science Buddies helped bring Solar Sprint exploration to classrooms around the country, increasing awareness of Junior Solar Sprint and supporting teachers doing hands-on STEM with students. Above: Team Uger prepared for a timed trial at the 2019 Junior Solar Sprint competition in Washington, D.C. Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is an annual challenge for grades 5-8 that starts in local classrooms and out-of-school programs and culminates in the national… Read more
July 3, 2019 6:00 AM
Take science outdoors with four high-flying rocket science projects and activities! 3-2-1 Blast Off with Rocket Science Moon Landing Anniversary This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, which means this is a perfect time to plan hands-on rocket exploration with students! Try one of the four "to the Moon and back" STEM activities listed below to celebrate this important space science milestone. Rocket Science… Read more
June 18, 2019 6:00 AM
A new trio of Science Buddies lesson plans help educators create hands-on opportunities for students to use science and engineering to problem solve real-world problems! Problem solved! Three STEM lessons for use with Global Problem Solvers: The Series! The Global Problem Solvers: The Series animated video series features a team of smart, STEM-savvy teenagers who work together to solve real-world problems. These teens are fun, likeable, and each… Read more
May 28, 2019 6:00 AM
Google's Science Journal app now syncs with Google Drive to make it easier for students to access their science project data from multiple devices. Science Journal now syncs with Google Drive! 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 other sensor apps for mobile devices that have similar functionality. The information below… Read more
April 16, 2019 8:00 AM
Small changes add up! Two free Lesson Plans at Science Buddies support elementary and middle school teachers using the interactive Your Plan, Your Planet tool to build student awareness and engagement with environmental issues and sustainability. Can you help save the world? It's a big question. Students may think that saving the world is something others should do, not something regular people living in regular houses in regular communities can do.… Read more
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