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Not a Normal Week: Doing Fun Science at Home during School Closures (Activity #9)


April 6, 2020 11:00 AM

Join a Science Buddies parent doing STEM activities at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown for Activity 9 - robot hand.


Throwing Away the Plan: Doing Fun Science at Home during School Closures (Activity #8)


April 3, 2020 11:00 AM

Join a Science Buddies parent doing STEM activities at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown for Activity 8 - secret messages with invisible ink.


Wacky Tricks: Doing Fun Science at Home during School Closures (Activity #7)


April 1, 2020 10:00 AM

Join a Science Buddies parent doing STEM activities at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown for Activity 7 - molding hard-boiled eggs into wacky shapes.


Explore STEM Careers with a Remote Learning Project


March 31, 2020 8:00 AM

Add STEM career exploration to your remote learning lineup. Simple project suggestions for all grade levels.


Adding Art: Doing Fun Science at Home during School Closures (Activity #6)


March 30, 2020 10:00 AM

Join a Science Buddies parent doing STEM activities at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown for Activity 6 - paper marbling.


Building Toys: Doing Fun Science at Home during School Closures (Activity #5)


March 27, 2020 10:30 AM

Join a Science Buddies parent doing STEM activities at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown for Activity 5 - building a toy parachute


STEM Career Bingo!


March 26, 2020 1:00 PM

Explore STEM careers with a fun game of STEM Career Bingo!


8 Free Science Activities with Toilet Paper Tubes


March 26, 2020 6:00 AM

8 free STEM activities you can do with empty toilet paper (or paper towel) tubes.


Observing Nature: Doing Fun Science at Home during School Closures (Activity #4)


March 25, 2020 9:00 AM

Join a Science Buddies parent doing STEM activities at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown for Activity 4 - flower dissection.


Playing with Fire: Doing Fun Science at Home during School Closures (Activity #3)


March 23, 2020 8:00 AM

Join a Science Buddies parent doing STEM activities at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown for Activity 3 - candle seesaw


Find Fun STEM Activities to Fit Science Needs


March 20, 2020 3:00 PM

Quickly find free science activities for use with students at home!


Taking Flight: Doing Fun Science at Home during School Closures (Activity # 2)


March 20, 2020 6:00 AM

Join a Science Buddies parent doing STEM activities at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown for Day 2 - homemade kites.


30 Free Picks for Fun Kid Science


March 19, 2020 6:00 AM

Free STEM activities that are fun at home and also work well for for teachers interacting with students remotely.


Dive Right In: Doing Fun Science at Home during School Closures (Activity #1)


March 18, 2020 6:00 AM

Join a Science Buddies parent who is doing STEM activities at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown.


Simplified STEM Activities Help Fill Gap for Online Learning


March 16, 2020 10:00 AM

Tips for using more than 150 free science activities as part of your online learning.

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