Science Buddies Blog
January 2, 2020 6:00 AM
A 'best of 2019' look back at the STEM projects, lessons, activities, videos, and more that were most popular in 2019.
December 23, 2019 6:00 AM
A look back at stories STEM educator shared in social media during 2019
December 9, 2019 6:00 AM
Farida Bedwei is a software engineer in Ghana and advocate for people with disabilities.
December 5, 2019 8:00 AM
Ten unique and creative hands-on STEAM projects to make and keep or give.
November 19, 2019 9:00 AM
Ten hands-on activities for a maker space that use recylced and craft materials.
November 14, 2019 8:00 AM
Projects and video for students interested in exploring STEM with car-related activities.
October 22, 2019 6:00 AM
Looking for spooky science for Halloween? We have suggestions for Halloween-themed STEM to explore with students!
October 21, 2019 12:06 AM
Geerat Vermeij's research on seashells and paleoecology is known around the world and depends on his sense of touch.
October 14, 2019 6:00 AM
Explore weather science with lessons for a handmade thermometer, anemometer, hygrometer, and more.
October 10, 2019 6:00 AM
Shake things up when you pair hands-on earthquake science activities with safety information from the Great California Shakeout
October 7, 2019 12:00 PM
Student explores hydroponics project and finds ways to problem solve doing a plant-growing project in Alaska!
October 1, 2019 6:00 AM
Teacher uses lesson to make sustainability relevant for students
September 16, 2019 6:00 AM
This third-grade student and his mother have used Science Buddies three years in a row to help find a project for the science fair.
August 29, 2019 6:00 AM
This teacher uses a 10-minute bellwork system to introduce students to a range of STEM careers.
August 27, 2019 6:00 AM
STEM lessons encourage students to use multiple subjects when designing solutions.
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This student explored cybersecurity and password setting behaviors with his school science project.
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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.
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For World Oceans Day, talk with students about ocean pollution and the need to reduce the amount of plastic trash flowing into waterways.
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For this eighth grade student, the key to a positive first science fair experience was a project about his dog.
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