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Science Teacher Success Story: Hands-on with the Follow the Flow Engineering Challenge

December 5, 2018 6:00 AM

Science Teacher Success Story: Hands-on with the Follow the Flow Engineering Challenge

Science Project Success Story: Making paper speakers after school

November 29, 2018 6:00 AM

Science project success story--Paper speakers are a fun way to explore magnetism and circuits with students in and out of the classroom!

Making Connections with Science Reading Assignments

November 14, 2018 6:00 AM

Make science news reading assignments to go along with topics and science projects being discussed in class.

Paper Rockets at the Library

November 9, 2018 6:00 AM

Science Buddies' Lesson Plans help librarian do Paper Rockets with students as part of an ongoing STEM series at the public library!

Engineering a Solution to an Everyday Problem

November 2, 2018 6:00 AM

or Science Buddies' scientists, everyday challenges provide inspiration for student STEM projects.

Exploring Pitch with the Science Journal App

October 23, 2018 9:00 AM

Exploring Pitch with Google's Science Journal App - part 6 in a series of tutorials to help students learn to use the app for science projects.

Three new Science Kits for K-12 STEM

October 16, 2018 10:00 AM

Science kits from Science Buddies make getting the right specialty items easy. New kits are now available for popular bath bomb, magnetism, and chemical reaction projects.

Lesson Plans for Sound Science

October 11, 2018 12:00 AM

Science Buddies Lesson Plans to help educators teach students about sound.

Help Students Explore STEM Careers

October 2, 2018 6:00 AM

Learn more about STEM career profiles at Science Buddies

Group Your Science Assignments by Topic

September 26, 2018 6:00 AM

Find out how to organize your Science Buddies assignments with topics in Google Classroom.

California Invention Convention Inspires and Celebrates Young Engineers

September 25, 2018 8:00 AM

California Invention Convention Inspires and Celebrates Young Engineers--learn more about student engineering

Kit Club Delivers Hands-on Science to Schools in Need

September 11, 2018 6:00 AM

As a Science Buddies Kit Club sponsor, Motorola Solutions Foundation provided kits to 17 classrooms in Houston and Chicago.

Try Google's Science Journal App with Six Activities for Chemistry Exploration

September 5, 2018 6:00 AM

Chemistry-based activities to get you and your students started with Google's Science Journal app

Science Buddies, This Teacher's Go-to Resource for Science Projects

August 29, 2018 4:00 PM

Year after year, this teacher returns to Science Buddies with her students during science fair season.

Assign the Topic Selection Wizard with Google Classroom

August 29, 2018 3:00 PM

If finding a project is the stumbling block, Science Buddies has the answer! The Topic Selection Wizard helps match students with projects that may be of interest. With our easy Google Classroom integration, you can turn project finding into a…

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With the free Science Journal app, students can start measuring and gathering data right away. We have suggestions for classroom-based icebreaker activities to help you and your students get started using the app!


Student Explores the Connection Between Human Behavior and Cybersecurity

This student explored cybersecurity and password setting behaviors with his school science project.


Exploring Acceleration with the Science Journal App

Tutorial for using the accelerometer in Google's Science Journal app to record data and perform experiments detecting acceleration, oscillation, or gravity.


Learn to Use Google's Science Journal App

Learn how to use the Science Journal app with Science Buddies' how-to guides and tutorials.


Sparking Interest in STEM Careers in Middle School

This sixth-grade computer teacher is helping her students start thinking, now, about the range of STEM career paths available and how jobs in science match up to interests they already have.


Student Success and the Science of Stealth

Sixth grade student explores stealth technology with a project from Science Buddies.


Plastic Pollution and World Oceans Day

For World Oceans Day, talk with students about ocean pollution and the need to reduce the amount of plastic trash flowing into waterways.


Real-world Blood Typing and the Value of Blood Donation

Blood donations make transfusions and important treatments like Anti-D possible. Explore blood typing science.


A Pet Science Project Success

For this eighth grade student, the key to a positive first science fair experience was a project about his dog.


Laurel vs. Yanny and Student STEM

Students interested in the Laurel vs. Yanny debate can explore other fascinating hands-on STEM projects related to illusion and human perception.


Science Buddies Teams up with PPG Volunteers to Improve Crime Scene Chemistry Project

PPG volunteers help Science Buddies update a popular crime scene chemistry science project.


Colorful Walking Water Science Activity

Simple STEM activity turns capillary action and "siphoning" into an exciting rainbow-colored demonstration


Free Lesson Plan to Model the Odds of Developing an Autoimmune Disease

DNA Day! Free NGSS-aligned genetics Lesson Plan guides activity to model the odds of developing an autoimmune disease


Exploring Light with the Science Journal App

A tutorial for using the light sensor in Google's Science Journal app to record data and perform experiments involving light.


Inspiring Students about STEM Careers and Robotics

Science Buddies' robotics expert talks with elementary school students about STEM careers.


See Where STEM Can Take You

Plan your visit to the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival. Plus, video callenge winners announced!


Fourth Annual Fluor Challenge Celebrates Engineering

Fluor Corporation announces winners of the 2018 Ball Launcher Fluor Challenge.


Exploring Sound Intensity with the Science Journal App

Tutorial for using the sound intensity sensor in Google's Science Journal app to record data.


Explore STEM at USASEF this April

Where can STEM take you? Find out at the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival in April!


Sensor Savvy with the Science Journal App

Learn more about using sensors to monitor and record data in Google's Science Journal app.


Get Started with Google's Science Journal App

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Summer Science Camps = Fun and Exploration

Summer STEM camps give kids opportunities to explore science in a fun, informal environment.


Lesson Plans for Real-world Environmental Science

New Lesson Plans from Science Buddies support middle and high school classroom exploration of sensor-based technologies for environmental monitoring.


Celebrate Engineers Week with the Fluor Challenge

The Fluor Challenge is a great way to celebrate Engineers Week with hands-on STEM!


Can Aerodynamic Suits Give U.S. Speed Skaters an Edge?

Learn more about the aerodynamics of new U.S. speed skating suits for the 2018 Olympics.


Build a Simple Special Delivery Robot for Valentine's Day

Get creative and build your own Valentine's Day Special Delivery robot! From Simple Vibrobot to Special Delivery All you need to make a simple vibrating robot (a vibrobot) is a battery and a motor. With these basic electronics parts, students can…


Candy Science for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day STEM: Put colorful candy to scientific use with a fun and eye-pleasing lesson in molecular diffusion.


Put a Heart Health Spin on Valentine's Day

Celebrate heart health in February with the help of two lesson plans that use hands-on classroom activities to introduce circulatory system concepts to elementary school students.


Classroom Science for Flu Season

A free Lesson Plan for middle school helps teachers lead a STEM activity that can be connected to discussions about flu season.


Is the Spoon Black or Silver?

Use science to make a soot-covered spoon look shiny in this family science activity.


Critical Water Shortage in South Africa

Talk with students about water supply, the water crisis in South Africa, and ways in which science can help with conservation efforts.


Super Bowl Science and the Fluor Challenge

Get ready for this week's big American football game with a hands-on catapult engineering activity that might also give you a chance to win money for your school! Super Bowl LII, a playoff between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England…


Genetic Mutation and Taste Lesson Plan

New Lesson Plan uses a simple taste test to help students understand genetic mutation firsthand. Not everyone will detect the taste of phenylthiocarbamide (PTC). What does this mean and what can students learn about genetics from investigating the…


10 Tips for a Winning Science Project Display Board

Review our top ten tips and reminders for creating a great science project display board.


Cybersecurity Resource Guide for Educators

A new downloadable guide helps teachers plan STEM classroom activities and career exploration related to cybersecurity and online safety.


When Your Science Project Opens a Wormhole--Alternate Universe Movie for Science Class

Pair the Alternate Universe movie with a black holes lesson plan for space-bending science class fun!


Count Down to Winter Break with Creative STEM

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Spark Interest in Computer Science

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Student Biomedical Engineering Projects with Real-world Connections

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An App for Science Class

Google's Science Journal app brings a powerful toolbox of science equipment to student phones and devices.


Colorful Candy Science

Colorful candy science for students of all ages!


Fostering Diabetes Awareness through Student STEM

Learn more about K-12 STEM projects that support student exploration of questions about diabetes.


Halloween STEM Ideas

Looking for spooky science for Halloween? We have suggestions for Halloween-themed STEM to explore with students!


Search at Science Buddies to Find the STEM Resources You Need

Make the most of the Search tool at Science Buddies to find the STEM resources you need.


New Cybersecurity Projects for Students

New student projects explore a diverse set of cybersecurity issues that involve social science, physics, and computer programming.


Hands-on with Healthy Choices and Healthier Living

New Healthy Living interest area highlights science projects and activities that let kids get hands-on with the science behind nutrition, heart health, and healthy living.


Digital Classroom: Making the (Login) Connection

Updated! What you need to know about logging in at Science Buddies with Google Classroom.


Science Buddies Teacher Dashboard

Learn more about the new Teacher Dashboard for teachers using Science Buddies with Google Classroom.


New NGSS Lesson Plans

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Your Digital Classroom: Try the Create Assignment Button at Science Buddies

Give the "Create Assignment" button a try this summer while you plan for back to school.


Gear Up for the August 2017 Solar Eclipse

Plan ahead for safe viewing of the August 2017 solar eclipse!


Checking Out Cybersecurity: Summer Science at the Library

Student patrons at a Pennsylvania public library recently got an inside look at the ins and outs of denial of service attacks.


Food Science Projects

From cheesecake and dough to marinades and gelatin-based desserts, experiment with food science!


Fourth of July Science for Family Fun

Take advantage of summer traditions to do hands-on with science with your kids!


Be Cool this Summer with Hot Ice Cream

A new kitchen chemistry project at Science Buddies guides students in an exploration of a fun dessert that melts as it cools.


Launch and Catapult Science

Test your skills with launching and catapulting science projects and activities.


Crowdfunding: Fundraising Ideas and Tips for Teachers

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Philadelphia Classrooms Benefit from Science Buddies Kit Club Program

Four teachers in Philadelphia received free science kits for their classrooms thanks to support from Science Buddies and VWR Foundation.


Boat and Submarine Science

Experiment with boat and submarine design and learn more about hydrodynamics, density, and buoyancy.


Get Ready for Summer Science

Find creative science projects they will enjoy for STEM fun at home all summer long!


Kitchen Science Roundup!

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Balloon Science Activities

Explore student science projects and activities that use balloons.


The Color Code - Improving Agriculture with Color-smart Technology

In two new agricultural technology projects, students can explore uses for color-based technologies.


Science with Fidget Spinners

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Students Find Flow in Third Successful Fluor Challenge

Congratulations to everyone that participated and submitted a water flow solution for the 2017 Fluor Engineering Challenge. Annual challenge celebrates the engineering design process.


Stained Laundry Science and Bleach

This hands-on activity helps students see the relationship between bleach and stain removal. What's the chemistry behind getting stains out of white clothes?


Shoebox STEM: A 4-H Success Story

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Shampoo Science

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Build Fun Robots with Students

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Bring Robotics to the Classroom for National Robotics Week

Choose a Science Buddies activity or Lesson Plan for a classroom robotics activity for National Robotics Week!


Google's Science Journal App Transforms a Cell Phone into a Powerful Tool for Science Class

Instead of telling students to put their phones away, science teachers may soon be asking students to pull their phones out to do in-class STEM activities with Google's Science Journal app.


Chocolate Covered Candy Geodes

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Step by Step Science Project Display Boards

Help students understand the parts of a science project display board so they can create their boards with confidence.


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Making the Case for Early STEM Education

Vice Provost of Enrollment at Florida Polytechnic University on the importance of STEM education and opportunities that foster STEM career path awareness.


Student Finds Success at First Science Fair with Bristlebot Project

This student found the perfect project and kit at Science Buddies and went on to the regional science fair!


The Physics of Falling Toast

Will a piece of buttered toast land buttered side up or down if it falls to the floor?


Take the Fluor Challenge

Have your students enter build their own water flow for the 2017 Fluor Engineering Challenge for a chance to win!


Great Ideas for Engineers Week

Engineering projects and activities you can do with your students to celebrate Engineers Week


Fluor Engineering Water Flow Challenge

This year's Fluor Challenge is a water flow challenge inspired by the ancient Banaue Rice Terraces.


Fluor Engineering Water Flow Challenge Overview Video

Watch the video to learn more about the 2017 K-12 Fluor Engineering Challenge!


Kit Club Helps Level STEM Playing Field

Science Buddies' Kit Club helps local companies support community schools. One New Jersey school district has turned its Kit Club grant award into a video challenge for area schools.


Make Your Own Sorting Machine

Making a sorting machine help students understand steps of the engineering process—and make a cool, functional machine!


Lesson Plans Help Teachers Put Hands-on Science on the Calendar

Science Buddies Lesson Plans make it easier than ever for teachers to confidently lead standards-based science and engineering experiments and activities with their students.


Enzymes, Foam, and Hydrogen Peroxide

Get hands-on with enzymes and see how the catalase enzyme helps break down hydrogen peroxide in the body.


Mechanical Science Scissor Lift

Experiment with physics and mechanical engineering by making a fun cardboard scissor lift.


Your Digital Classroom: Assign the Science Project with Google Classroom Integration

Give our Google Classroom Integration a try to make it easier than ever to assign and manage science projects with Science Buddies!


Get Computer Smart about File Deletion

Investigate how computer files are stored and deleted and how different methods for file deletion change how difficult it may be to find or restore deleted files.


Finger Paint Fractals

Explore fractals and search for similar and repeating patterns with a family-friendly science activity.


Experimenting with Virtual Reality Science

With cardboard viewers and phone apps, students can explore the science behind virtual reality.


A Water Sensor Circuit for the Tree

Combine a simple circuit with a tree ornament for a helpful water-level monitor.


Light Up Your Creativity with Electric Play Dough

Light up their creativity by adding LEDs to their play dough creations!


Merry Science: Take a Candle Carousel for a Spin

Learn more about aerodynamics from a traditional German holiday decoration. Make your own candle carousel to explore!


Better Lip Balm Science

Thanks to help from a team of volunteers at PPG, a cosmetics-focused student chemistry project got a "lift."


Four Fun Builds in One BlueBot Robotics Kit!

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