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New Robotics Kit from Science Buddies Store!


Bristlebot Kit


With the new Bristlebot Kit from the Science Buddies Store, students can experiment with three different introductory robot designs. The kit has been specially designed to make assembling the robots easy for student fingers. These robots can be built for fun or, with additional testing, Artbots and Bristelbots can be turned into a science fair project!  


2013 Annual Report


Annual Report

Our 2013 Annual Report showcases the critical role Science Buddies plays in science education for more than fifteen million students, teachers, and parents each year. 

Through inspiring real-world stories of students and teachers who use Science Buddies, the report highlights what Science Buddies believes are core building blocks of STEM success: Accessibility, Discovery, Skill Building, and Career Development. Read the report to see how Science Buddies is making a difference in STEM education.

The 2013 Annual Report was made possible by a grant from
the Taproot Foundation and was created by a team of talented volunteers.


Biomedical Engineering for Better Healthcare


Science Project

Exploring the Challenge of an Artificial Pancreas with Chemistry and Electronics Engineering

Biomedical engineers work on the research and development of tools that can help solve problems in medicine and healthcare, including devices like pacemakers, artificial limbs, and even artificial organs. An artificial pancreas to control insulin delivery and help maintain healthy blood glucose levels may someday change what it means to live with Type 1 Diabetes. In the new Dealing with Diabetes: The Road to Developing an Artificial Pancreas project, students build a simplified model of an artificial pancreas system, using acid/base chemistry and an electronic circuit, to investigate the kinds of challenges biomedical engineers face in getting such a device to work.


To learn more about this STEM career path, see the Biomedical Engineer career profile.

Science Buddies Project Ideas related to diabetes and other global health issues

like hemophilia and nutrition are sponsored by Novo Nordisk. 



Bringing Biotechnology to High School Classrooms


Amgen Biotechnology Experience

Getting Hands-on with Cutting-edge Biotech

Thanks to the Amgen Biotechnology Experience program, secondary school teachers and students can experiment with sophisticated hands-on science in the classroom, science that is often impossible in a school setting. In the Bay Area, local schools are boosting biotechnology awareness with support from the Lawrence Hall of Science and the Amgen Biotechnology Experience--at no cost to participating schools!

The Amgen Foundation is a sponsor of Science Buddies.



Side-by-side Comparison Poster


Comparison Poster

Over and over again, teachers email us about the image in the Science Buddies Project Guide that puts the scientific method and engineering design process side by side. The colorful flow chart of each process helps students and teachers visualize the two methods and talk about their similarities and differences. 

Due to popular request, we have a downloadable version now available in the Teacher Resources area that can be printed as a poster or a handout! 

Teacher and student resources, including the printable comparison poster and the Science Buddies Project Display Board guide, are sponsored by Elmer's Products, Inc., our official classroom sponsor.


Tonic Water Science Activity Crime Scene Chemistry Kit
Making Student Science Connections



Student Space ScienceRosetta Spacecraft, Comets, and Student Astronomy

The Rosetta spacecraft has reached its target comet! Learn more about the mission, what Rosetta may uncover in coming months, and about related hands-on student science projects, including the new Satellite Science: How Does Speed Affect Orbiting Altitude? astronomy project. See how dropping marbles through a launch tube enables students to put space science questions to the test!


Interested in space science? Don't miss the Galactic Curiosity: Fifth Grade Student Charts a Science Course for the Stars student success story!


Science Buddies projects and resources in Astronomy are supported by the Northrop Grumman Foundation.



Science Project Do You have the Tongue of a Supertaster?

Are you a picky eater? Maybe you are a supertaster! Find out with a tongue-dyeing, taste-testing, science project! This experiment is great for home, class, or as an independent human biology exploration.  




Update Your Science Buddies Profile  


Teaching schedules change, and students grow up! Take a few seconds to log in and update your profile so that we know what grade you teach--or what grade your students are in. Knowing if you are a teacher, a homeschooling parent, a parent, or another adult interested in science education helps us know what kinds of Science Buddies resources you may be most interested in seeing. Plus, updating helps ensure you know about special promotions we run for different groups in our community. Updating your profile takes only a few seconds. Log in now!  




What Science Did You Do Over Summer Break? 


Submit photos of projects you and your students did over the summer to Science Buddies. You 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 summer science went!




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    Motorola Solutions       Elmer's Products, Inc.  Amgen Foundation
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