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Log in to add favorite June 28, 2012 10:55 AM

Planes, trains, and automobiles... all great ways to get around. But when it comes to exploring cool travel, the hovercraft shines with its ability to effortlessly glide across land or water. Make one at home to explore the aerodynamics at…

Log in to add favorite June 27, 2012 8:21 AM

A new online video game design program from the makers of Gamestar Mechanic offers video game enthusiasts the chance to move from player to designer—with the help of industry pros. "Whether you're a beginning game designer or have…

Log in to add favorite June 26, 2012 10:37 AM

In a series of fun and accessible family science projects, Science Buddies and Scientific American make it easy to add family science to your together-time activities. Each week, Scientific American posts a new family science activity at…

Log in to add favorite June 25, 2012 11:36 AM

Sixth-grader explores the ancient Egyptian science of mummification and learns that history and science make a winning pair! For her sixth grade science project, Emily Aguilar (pictured above) learned more about Egyptian history by…

Log in to add favorite June 21, 2012 3:03 PM

Top science students join the Science Buddies team in year two of the Summer Science Fellows program. Bringing science expertise, enthusiasm, and fresh perspective, these recent graduates will assist Science Buddies in various tasks, including…

Log in to add favorite June 21, 2012 6:51 AM

Creating a batch of homemade putty puts polymers in the palm of your hand. This family science activity may inspire nostalgia, but your kids will have a blast exploring the tactile medium. From slime-factor to elasticity to bounciness,…

Log in to add favorite June 13, 2012 7:25 AM

If your readers are fans of one comic format or another, you may find that science-themed manga titles are a welcome addition to your younger and middle students' summer reading lists. Guidance for Parents If your kids gravitate toward…

Log in to add favorite June 12, 2012 10:22 AM

Building paths for marbles to race, climb, and loop brings physics to heart-pounding life—minus the admission fee, height requirement, and endless wait in line. A willingness to uncover principles of energy and laws of motion is required;…

Log in to add favorite June 8, 2012 12:19 PM

Your students need to keep reading—all summer long. Reading helps fight summer brain drain, but if you encourage your students to read books with a science theme, the pages read do double duty. And you? If a popular science title isn't what…

Log in to add favorite June 7, 2012 12:30 PM

Student "brain drain" during the summer is more than just media hype. Statistics on academic loss offer a cautionary tale, but taking steps to infuse summer fun with summer science can help keep critical skills in motion. Summer science might be…

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