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June 22, 2022 12:00 PM
Science Buddies' STEM videos are now available in Spanish! Subscribe to the Science Buddies en Español YouTube channel.
Science Buddies' Science and Engineering Videos Now Accessible to More Students
Science Buddies' main YouTube channel contains hundreds of original STEM videos for independent viewing, edutainment, or to supplement projects, activities, and lessons available on the Science Buddies website.
To support the needs of even more educators,…
June 20, 2022 12:00 PM
Inspire students to explore science and engineering with activities related to pirate-themed play and storytelling.
Sail the Seven Seas with Pirate Science
Ahoy, matey! Pirate-themed imaginative play may have kids walking the plank, weighing anchor, studying the night sky and the movement of the ocean, using a spyglass to watch for other ships, perusing maps, and dreaming of treasure. This set of science and engineering activities helps kids explore…
June 8, 2022 10:00 AM
Father's Day is coming up! Creative STEM activities are a fun way for kids to make something with that perfect DIY flair to mark the day.
STEM Activities to Make or Do and Give!
Giving something to celebrate Father's Day (or Mother's Day) should be simple! It doesn't have to cost a lot to make something one-of-a-kind and special to give to Dad, a father figure, or another special person. Many of the ideas highlighted below use materials you can…
June 7, 2022 6:00 AM
Inspire students to explore science and engineering with activities that bridge the world of make believe and STEM. Fans of Roald Dahl and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory can put on their own Willy Wonka inventor hats with these activities and experiments.
Everlasting Fun with Willy Wonka Science
For readers of all ages, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory wraps up the whimsy and excitement of science and engineering like an oversized,…
June 6, 2022 12:00 PM
This STEM teacher used the Mirror Maze lesson to help students get hands-on with the physics of light.
Engaging Students with the Physics of Light
Teaching students about light and reflection and the angles at which light will bounce from one surface to another can sometimes feel abstract. In a lesson that might bring old art gallery heist movies to mind with their fields of crisscrossing lasers, the Mirror Maze lesson has students explore the physics…
June 3, 2022 8:00 AM
Bring home hands-on science exploration with convenient STEM kits from Science Buddies! Set kids up to explore robotics, computer programming, chemistry, physics, and more!
As you plan for summer break, consider the value of hands-on science and engineering kits for keeping kids occupied, engaged, and learning! They'll have fun doing exciting experiments and making, designing, and building things, and they'll be learning and using important science and…
June 2, 2022 8:00 AM
Are you getting ready for a summer of reading with kids? Make things even more creative and fun this summer with free, hands-on science and engineering activities that help students bring their stories to life.
Pair Summer Reading with Storytelling Fun!
Library reading programs are a hallmark of summer break! Checking off "books read" on a colorful map, a multi-part bookworm, or some other engaging book log as part of your library's summer reading…
June 1, 2022 8:00 AM
Bookmark this page for easy access to our Make-Believe STEM resources.
Imaginative Play, Storytelling, and Make-Believe STEM
Bookmark this page for easy access to our Make-Believe STEM resources, a curated set of themed science and engineering activities that go along with popular books, storylines, and topics for pretend, imaginative play, storytelling, and make believe.
Storytelling and Summer Reading
Imagine Your Story - STEM…
May 27, 2022 8:00 AM
Plan ahead to bring exciting science and engineering to your students all year long. Our STEM Calendar offers a roadmap for finding teaching materials and hands-on experiments to match with seasonal and calendar events throughout the year.
STEM Calendar — A Roadmap of Monthly Science and Engineering Connections for Events and Popular Themes
We know educators often plan weeks or even months in advance for hands-on STEM experiments and activities.…
May 27, 2022 6:00 AM
Combine fun in the sand with hands-on science experiments and activities to learn more about beaches, sand, and preventing ocean pollution.
STEM Experiments to Learn More About Beaches and Sand
Heading to a local beach can be lots of fun. Whether you enjoy walking on the firm sand by the water's edge or playing in softer sand, beaches have plenty of sand to go around. But where does sand come from? What happens to sand when the tides move in and out?…
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