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December 12, 2022 8:00 AM
Turn Up the Volume with this Quartet of Noisemaker Science Activities!
Whether you are looking for last-minute ideas for the science classroom before winter break or suggesting fun DIY science ideas for students to explore at home, these hands-on science activities make learning about sound fun—and noisy!
With New Year's celebrations coming, these short science projects are a great way for students to explore the physics of sound and make something they can…
December 9, 2022 6:00 AM
With a bit of creative engineering, a simple circuit can do double-duty as a fun decoration and a helpful water-level monitor!
When faced with a problem, engineers come up with innovative and creative solutions! Keeping a cut holiday tree watered is important for preserving the life of a fresh tree, especially during dry winter days. With a bit of crafty science and engineering, one of our staff scientists added a circuit with a…
December 4, 2022 9:00 AM
Level up your makerspace with these activities and STEM explorations for students ready to take next steps in robotics, circuit building, programming, electronics, and more!
Take Your Makerspace to the Next Level!
Our original jump-start your makerspace collection highlights 26 maker-inspired STEM activities to encourage and support hands-on creativity, engineering, and innovation. This new collection builds upon the original to feature 16 STEM activities to take your makerspace to the…
November 29, 2022 8:00 AM
Find tools to help streamline assigning, managing, and assessing science projects. We also have resources to help you plan your science fair! This is part 4 in our 5-part STEM Education series on the value of science projects and science fairs.
Science Buddies has a number of free tools for educators to help manage the student science fair project, from start to finish. The tools linked below work hand-in-hand with the tips and best practices we shared…
November 28, 2022 8:00 AM
Planning an hour of code with students for Computer Science Education Week? Try these projects and activities to help students explore computer coding now and after!
It's easy for students to get started learning about computer programming and video game and app design. Basic coding involves writing an algorithmic set of steps that tell a computer exactly what to do. No matter what language or programming environment will be used, learning to write…
November 21, 2022 8:00 AM
Gingerbread houses and characters are a great way to capture students' attention in the days leading up to winter break! Shake things up this December with a gingerbread house building STEM challenge in your classroom or try one of these other fun gingerbread-themed science and engineering explorations.
Activities involving gingerbread houses and gingerbread people pop up in many classrooms in December and through the winter months.…
November 18, 2022 8:00 AM
These 16 activities combine creativity, science, and engineering to make unique STEM gifts students can make to keep or to give!
Science and Engineering to Make and Give
Do your students like to do projects that give them a take-away at the end? Many students especially enjoy projects that result in a finished product they can use, display, keep, or share. All of the projects and activities below provide opportunities for STEM learning and result in a…
November 15, 2022 8:00 AM
Inspire and support a love of STEM with science and engineering kits and books! These 13 STEM ideas make great gifts for hours of STEM fun, learning, and discovery. What will the kids in your life explore, make, create, and innovate?
Are you already thinking about holiday gift ideas for the young people on your gift list? Science and engineering kits and books make great gifts at any time of the year. With quality STEM kits and books, kids of all ages…
November 9, 2022 8:00 AM
Use the BlueBot Robotics kit for a progressive series of robotics engineering and Arduino programming and physical computing projects, from intermediate to advanced.
The BlueBot 4-in-1 Robotics Kit comes with the electronics parts to build four different robots, each with its own sensor-driven behavior. The kit is excellent as a starter kit for students interested in robotics engineering and ready to build circuits on a breadboard, and the first four…
November 8, 2022 8:00 AM
Part 3 in our five-part STEM Education series on the benefits of student science projects and science fairs. These best practices help streamline the assignment and management of independent science projects and help ensure students stay on track.
When assigning independent science fair projects, educators want to make sure students pick an appropriate topic, get off to a good start, stay on track, and successfully complete their projects. With good…
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