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Student Astronomy Success Story

Fifth-grade Student Takes on Space Science Three Years in a Row

Blame it on the school spelling bee. Running into the word "astrophysicist" set this student off on a path of scientific interest and inquiry that has fueled her science projects for the last three yearsA version of her fifth grade science fair project on the relationship between a planet's gravitational field and the speed of a satellite's rotation is now being developed as a new Project Ideas at Science Buddies!



Student Science Success Story

First-grade Student and Family Give Class Assignment a Vegetarian Spin

For this first-grade student, a classroom science activity involving how well different fruits work with gelatin prompted a search for vegetarian gelatin, raised new questions about how fruits might work differently in different kinds of gelatin, and led them to an exciting home science experiment



Family Fun with the Ping Pong Catapult

Ping Pong Catapult  
Can you use the Ping Pong Catapult from the Science Buddies Store for a great physics, math, or sports science project? Sure! Can you also use the catapult for some family science fun? You bet! This family put plastic eggs to the launch test for a hands-on look at launch angles, trajectory, and pull-back strength. Read their story and check out some of the many science projects students can do with this simple device.



Gear Up for Summer Reading and Summer Science!


Nuts-and-bolts Guide Introduces Students to Robotics

Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects by Kathy Ceceri is a great way to get kids excited about robotics engineering. Full of robotics history, stories and examples, facts, science and engineering angles, and hands-on activities that encourage students to put robotics engineering concepts to use, Robotics is a fun way for kids to learn more about robotics and may be perfect to kick-start the upcoming summer break! See our in-depth review for a closer look 


Students can extend the lessons in Robotics with Science Buddies Project Ideas. The Art Bot: Build a Wobbly Robot Friend That Creates Art project at Science Buddies is based on one of Ceceri's robotics projects! 



   Family Science: Making Ice Cream Rainbow Fire Science Kit


Fresh Ideas on the Science Buddies Blog




DNA Day is over, but with great hands-on science projects and a fun science kit from Bio-Rad Laboratories, students can learn their A's, T's, G's, and C's at any time--and even wear their own DNA around their neck!


Biotechnology Project Ideas at Science Buddies are sponsored by Bio-Rad Laboratories and its Biotechnology Explorer program.



Environmental Engineering Projects

From creating systems to desalinate water using solar energy to growing rooftop gardens to increase food supply and regulate building temperature, environmental engineers tackle all kinds of problems and innovate new solutions to help create a more sustainable world! Check our suggestions for hands-on environmental science projects and activities for students. 


Family Science Activities


Science Project IdeasAre your students getting ready for summer break? You can make sure science continues all summer long with short-term science activities like these:

New Activities Area Coming to Science Buddies!

Stay tuned in June for the unveiling of a new family-focused activities area at Science Buddies!



Spotlighted Science Career


Biochemistry career

Science Career: Biochemist

Biochemists work on a wide range of exciting projects involving chemical processes that happen within living organisms. Students interested in projects involving food science, microbiology, plants, bacteria, and the effectiveness of different medicines may be interested in learning more about biochemistry as a possible science career path


Chemistry-related career resources at Science Buddies are sponsored by Astellas USA Foundation.


Encourage Your Students to Share Their Science Project Experience!  


We love to highlight stories about student and teacher science project and science fair successes -- just like yours! Have your students submit photos of their projects to Science Buddies. They might end up featured in a success story on the Science Buddies Blog, in the spotlight at FacebookTwitter, Google+, or in the newsletter. Let us know, in photos, how the project went!




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