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June 22, 2023 3:00 PM
The Broadcom Coding with Commitment award celebrates students in grades 5-8 who use basic coding to solve a community problem that they care about that aligns with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. Learn more about several of the student projects recognized at Broadcom Foundation-sponsored science fairs this year to get inspired by the potential of student coding or be empowered to solve real-world problems! Broadcom Coding with… Read more
June 20, 2023 1:00 PM
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: Make a Kazoo: this simple noisemaker will fit right in at a local parade Launching Homemade Baking Soda Rockets: these… Read more
June 16, 2023 3:00 PM
Use these free STEM projects, lessons, and activities to help students get hands-on exploring and learning about solar system science. The Earth, the Moon, the Sun, and space are concepts students identify early on. The names of the planets quickly follow, along with stars and the reality that the Sun, too, is a star and is the closest star to Earth. Students learn that the Earth is one of eight planets in our solar system, a group of planets that… Read more
June 9, 2023 1:00 PM
Series of STEM activities guides students in building and experimenting with a popsicle stick drone. From a beginner build to adding advanced Arduino controls, follow along to build and test your own mini drone! Drones can be fun (and challenging!) to fly. A drone's hovering flight may look effortless, but whether you've experimented with a drone indoors or outside, you know that a lot goes into expertly navigating a drone to keep it in the air and out… Read more
June 6, 2023 3:00 PM
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! Camps and summer programs are great, but hands-on science and engineering kits can create powerful, flexible, self-paced learning opportunities… Read more
June 5, 2023 3:00 PM
Use these free STEM lessons, experiments, and activities to teach science and engineering related to cars and to explore core science concepts with homemade cars. Rev Up STEM Learning — Car Science Experiments for Science Class and Science Fair Educators can use DIY cars made from simple materials to teach students about science and engineering related to the design, building, testing, and safety of cars and to demonstrate and explore general… Read more
June 2, 2023 1:00 PM
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… Read more
June 1, 2023 7:00 PM
Check in each week at Science Buddies this summer for our Awesome Summer Science Experiments series! Each week, we'll highlight a few activities for awesome science and engineering kids can do at home. We've got a whole summer of fun STEM themes lined up for kids of all ages — for free. This week: Ready, Set, Go! STEM — awesome summer science experiments that take off, roll, fly, spin, and more! From the Vault!: This post was part of our… Read more
June 1, 2023 3:00 PM
From the Vault!: This summer science series is from 2021 and features ten free weeks of Awesome Summer Science projects and experiments for kids to do at home, in a summer program, or in a formal learning environment. Ten Weeks of Awesome Summer Science Experiments! For many families, summer days leave kids with lots of freeform time to fill! Right alongside arts and crafts, it can be easy to explore science and engineering! Hands-on STEM is a great way for kids to unplug and make,… Read more
May 25, 2023 3:00 PM
Looking for last-minute STEM ideas for the end of the year, for after testing, for a classroom warmup, or for a rainy day at home? Try these paper-based STEM activities! Science Activities that Use Paper! Doing science and engineering activities doesn't have to require lots of materials. If you are looking for something to do with students in the classroom or with kids at home, an engaging STEM learning experience might be just a stack of paper… Read more
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