Science Buddies Blog (53 results)
October 26, 2016 1:00 PM
Many students doing a Veggie Power experiment use potatoes or lemons, but students can experiment with pumpkins, squash, and more!
Pumpkin Power! Explore alternative energy and electronics with the Veggie Power kit -- and a pumpkin (or other fruits and vegetables). Hands-on STEM with Science Buddies.
Pumpkin Patch Science
With Halloween just around the corner, pumpkin-based science can be a fun way to get hands-on during science class or at home. With…
March 17, 2016 6:33 PM
With the Candy Chromatography chemistry project and kit, students can explore the colors of dye that make up favorite candy coatings. What dyes will appear when you do this experiment with green candies? Are the results the same for all green candies? This is fun, colorful, and visually clear hands-on science for K-12 students!
Compare the dyes in candles and food coloring using chromatography. www.sciencebuddies.org
Paper Chromatography for…
January 27, 2016 4:02 PM
With the Electrolyte Challenge science kit and project, students analyze the electrolytes in various sports drinks and juices. How does simple orange juice stand up to the electrolyte boost in sports drinks?
With its combination of electronics and chemistry, the Electrolyte Challenge is a popular student science project at Science Buddies. Using a simple circuit and a sensor made from a straw and a bit of bare wire, students can investigate the…
December 23, 2015 4:20 PM
With a few simple materials on hand and Sharpie® markers, kids can turn scraps of fabric or plastic into works of art. Sharpie Tie-Dye is a great way to add colorful and creative STEM to the holidays and winter break.
Creative Chemistry with Sharpie Tie-Dye: Hands-on STEM with Science Buddies. www.sciencebuddies.org
Pairing science, technology, engineering, and math exploration with creative hands-on projects and activities is a great way to get kids…
December 17, 2015 9:00 PM
With copper tape, LEDs, and coin cell batteries, students can transform ordinary greeting cards into fun light up cards. The circuits are simple, but successfully activating an LED by pressing a spot on the card that closes the circuit is immediately rewarding and gives kids the chance to see the science in action in a fun and creative project. Bring a bit of added light to your greetings with creative electronics!
You and your students can make paper…
December 16, 2015 3:00 PM
Making a geodesic dome is always fun, no matter what materials you choose! With gumdrops and toothpicks, kids can make a dome and explore the math behind the structure. You can also upsize to straws or rolled newspaper!
Make your own geodesic dome with the Build a Gumdrop Geodesic Dome family-friendly science activity.
Explore other dome-related projects and posts at Science Buddies:
Candy Corn Geodesic Dome
Dome Sweet Dome
December 8, 2015 5:52 PM
The coming winter break from school is a great time for kids to do independent science and engineering projects. Robotics projects can be especially good choices for students because they involve a fun building project and then invite play, exploration, and customization. The BlueBot: 4-in-1 Robotics Kit lets students try four different robots, for four times the building fun!
The BlueBot: 4-in-1 Robotics Kit can be used to build four different robots,…
October 30, 2015 5:30 PM
With the Candy Chromatography Science Kit, students can unlock the colors that make up the coatings on favorite candies. This is a fun STEM experiment that yields visible results.
The Candy Chromatography Science Kit can be used for several student science projects, but using the kit to break down candy coatings and investigate the dye composition of different candies is a great project for Halloween week (or while the Trick or Treat bag still…
October 2, 2015 7:47 PM
Engineering projects encourage students to think creatively, troubleshoot, and innovate. Sometimes there are no single "right" answers, and students will need to work, test, and brainstorm to find their own solutions to problems they encounter or to challenges presented. Building and improving a simple dancing robot whose legs fly off is a great way to "teach" lessons related to engineering and troubleshooting. Plus, Flippy is adorable, and this engineering challenge is a lot of fun!
September 4, 2015 9:30 PM
What does a scientist do when faced with a mystery ingredient that could be the key to solving a crime or accident? Understanding how certain chemicals react in the presence of other chemicals can be the key to confirming the identity of a substance. Students get a hands-on look at chemical reactions using a color test as they work to solve a hypothetical medical mystery in the Crime Scene Chemistry project.
The premise of the Crime Scene Chemistry:…
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