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February 4, 2020 6:00 AM
Put Valentine's Day-themed candies to use in science class with one of these fun hands-on STEM activities. Conversation hearts, candies, and a robot that delivers! It is easy to give a Valentine's Day spin to hands-on science and engineering activities with students. Candies in Valentine's Day colors work well for a range of science projects, and many engineering projects can be recast for Valentine's Day by making colored papers, tape, and craft… Read more
July 1, 2019 6:00 AM
Celebrate 4th of July or summer with hands-on science activities! Five Fun Picks for 4th of July Science! Independence Day celebrations often include colorful nighttime fireworks, noisy parades, and refreshing summer treats. Add a STEM twist to the your summer celebrations with one of these five hands-on science activities: Can You Kazoo?: this simple noisemaker will fit right in at a local parade Launching Homemade Baking Soda Rockets: these… Read more
February 9, 2018 6:00 AM
Valentine's Day may bring with it extra candy. Luckily, you can put some of this candy to scientific use with a fun and eye-pleasing STEM activity and a lesson in molecular diffusion. Just add water! Valentine's STEM: Just Add Water. www.sciencebuddies.org Colorful Candy STEM All you need to do this hands-on science activity is colorful candies, a small bowl, and water. Have students line the candies up in a ring around the edge of the bowl, slowly… Read more
November 3, 2017 9:00 AM
Too much candy after Halloween? Put some of your trick-or-treat candy to scientific use with a hands-on project. This crowd-pleasing STEM activity turns colorful candies into a visual treat for students and a lesson in molecular diffusion. Candy Science: Just Add Water! Hands-on K-12 STEM. www.sciencebuddies.org Simple Candy STEM All you need to do this science activity is colorful candies, a small bowl (or plate), and water. Line the candies up in a… Read more
October 27, 2016 11:45 AM
Science Buddies has great hands-on science projects and activities that tie in with spooky Halloween fun. Whether you are looking for a project related to candy or costumes or Halloween-inspired electronics and robotics, we have suggestions for student STEM that can help turn an ordinary October day in science class into something spooktacular! Ten Plus Halloween STEM Science and Engineering for K-12 Students. Hands-on STEM with Science Buddies.… Read more
October 26, 2016 6:00 AM
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… Read more
October 21, 2016 1:30 PM
Build your own Halloween-inspired robots as a class, after-school, or family robotics activity! Halloween Robots! Use craft materials and creativity to build simple vibrating robots. Fun introductory robotics activity! Hands-on STEM with Science Buddies. www.sciencebuddies.org Simple Robots Offer Multi-level Exploration Robots can be incredibly complex and sophisticated in both design and function. But all you need to make a simple vibrating robot (a… Read more
February 12, 2016 10:00 AM
In celebration of Valentine's Day, take a look at 10+ exciting hands-on chemistry, food science, physics, and math projects that involve candy. Bend or Break? Candy Science M&M Geometry Candy Waterfalls: Can Candy Flow Like Water? Candy Camouflage Candy Snap M&M Math Candy Geodesic Dome Dancing Candy Hearts Making A Candy Waterfall: Can Solids Flow Like Liquids? … Read more
October 30, 2015 10:30 AM
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… Read more
October 29, 2015 8:25 AM
How can physics help you mix up the ickiest fake blood to gross out your friends this Halloween? Head to the kitchen to find out! Use physics to mix up the most believable fake blood. www.sciencebuddies.org In this week's Fake Blood made Scientific, families get a chance to mix up something icky, gross, and gory—fake blood. Perfect for Halloween week, this activity lets kids explore how the viscosity of different ingredients relates to how… Read more
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