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May 12, 2023 1:00 PM
Don't throw those out! Save all the empty cardboard tubes! These simple materials can be put to use in fun hands-on science and engineering activities. This roundup highlights 10 free STEM activities you can do with empty cardboard tubes from toilet paper or paper towel tubes. Recycled materials are great for many hands-on science and engineering activities. Paired with craft materials and some tape or glue, kids can turn recycled containers and… Read more
November 9, 2020 6:00 PM
Is your school shifting from an in-person science fair to a virtual one? These nine steps provide an easy-to-follow roadmap for success. The annual science fair is a hallmark of student science and engineering for many schools, an event where the hard work students put into their independent science projects is on display for peers, family, teachers, the community, and judges. As a culmination of the individual science project process, the science fair… Read more
August 25, 2020 1:00 PM
Use these free STEM lesson plans and activities to explore science related to viruses, pandemics, and COVID-19 with K-12 students. Science teachers have always taught health, human biology, and microbiology to K-12 students. This year, however, these topics have new urgency and real-world impact. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are aware of viruses in new ways. But what makes COVID-19 different than the flu? How does social distancing make a… Read more
August 21, 2020 7:00 PM
A free simulation tool from Science Buddies enables student exploration of variables related to a pandemic. A team in Qatar put the tool to use as part of a summer program for high school students. No one wants to be in the middle of a pandemic, but when you are in the middle of one, there is tremendous opportunity to use the situation as a learning moment. SimPandemic, a new online tool from Science Buddies, helps the public (including teachers and… Read more
August 6, 2020 7:00 PM
Are you banding together with other families to set up a learning pod for the coming school year? As you plan and transition to a collaborative homeschooling system, you need flexible, high-quality resources that are ready-to-go. Science Buddies has more than a thousand free resources that can help. Science Buddies is a trusted, go-to resource for K-12 STEM education around the world. Find out why Science Buddies can be a STEM cornerstone for your learning pod. … Read more
August 6, 2020 1:00 PM
Feeling overwhelmed by the coming school year and scrambling to find flexible solutions that can work in a range of teaching scenarios? From classroom instruction to remote or hybrid learning, we can help! Science Buddies is a trusted, go-to resource for thousands of educators. Find out why you, too, should be using Science Buddies as part of your planning. Find out why Science Buddies should be part of your STEM teaching strategy — no matter what system you will be using this year. … Read more
August 5, 2020 3:00 PM
Looking for science activities to engage students with STEM? Remote learning? Hybrid? Considering a learning pod? We have more than 200 free, hands-on science and engineering activities perfect for home, the classroom, and anywhere in between! Science Buddies has more than 200 free science and engineering activities to help explore STEM with kids. Whether you will be teaching remotely, in the classroom, in a hybrid system, or as part of a learning pod,… Read more
May 5, 2020 7:00 PM
Watch Global Problem Solvers: The Series with students and talk about the value of STEM problem solving, the engineering design process, teamwork, and social entrepreneurship. Global Problem Solvers: The Series is an animated video series from Cisco's Corporate Social Responsibility team. Free and available for online viewing in a browser, GPS: The Series offers two seasons (14 mini-episodes) of exciting STEM-powered content for students. Featuring a… Read more
May 5, 2020 4:00 PM
Our free STEM lesson plans can help you plan successful remote learning instruction. Here are 12 picks for science and engineering lessons to consider right now. Schools in many areas remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many schools will finish out the school year with remote learning. Students and teachers may not be gathering in traditional classrooms, but teaching students about physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, and other subjects… Read more
April 23, 2020 8:00 PM
Now, while students are working from home and educators are providing STEM content via remote learning tools, may be a perfect time to spark student attention with an engineering design challenge. Engineering design challenges encourage students to brainstorm, design, build, test, problem solve, troubleshoot, tinker, innovate, and iterate. Try one of these free challenges to get kids started on an engineering design project. Engineering Challenges are… Read more
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