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Hands-on Geology Activities


Hands-on Science
How does an isotope decay, and what does that have to do with determining how old something is? With a 100 'marked' dice (a piece of tape on one side of each), students can roll their way to better understanding of radiometric dating in the new "How Old Is That Rock? Roll the Dice & Use Radiometric Dating to Find Out" geology Project Idea. 
Science Buddies Project Ideas in geology are sponsored by Chevron.

Alternative Energy


Science Project
Got Cows? One Dairy Finds Alternative Energy Success 
Living on a dairy farm can be smelly business. But stinky piles of biowaste can be repurposed to provide significant amounts of alternative energy. Read about one dairy's inspiring story and find out how you can experiment to learn more about turning waste, trash, and other unexpected bio sources into alternative energy. 
Science Buddies Project Ideas in energy and power are sponsored by SAIC.



Great Family or Summer Science


Hands-on Science

Use index cards and binder clips to create fun flip-book animations to explore the optical illusion behind animation. What's the connection between spatial positioning of images in motion and what your brain perceives? 



Hands-on Science

Creating custom-colored flowers is a great way for students to explore the capillary function in plants. What happens when you stick a flower stem in a glass of colored water? This student put it to the test!  



Hands-on Science

Flowers of the same color may look similar, but they may or may not have the same pigment. Students can use paper chromatography to explore the pigments in different flowers. 



Hands-on Science

When it comes to balancing versus toppling, there is physics at work. Use marshmallows and wooden sticks to explore how the distribution of an object's mass determines how the object will balance.


Community Support for Science


Bio 5K Run

Participants in last month's Bio 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by Astellas Pharma US, Inc., dressed up in lab coats and zany science-themed costumes and drank energy drinks from test tubes. Looks like it was a lot of fun!  



Hands-on Science

Building marble runs or roller coasters is a great way for students to explore physics and engineering. A group of girls raced to build their own loop-the-loop coasters thanks to volunteers from Northrop Grumman.  


New Project Ideas


Science Project Ideas The following Project Ideas and resources were recently added to the Science Buddies library:

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