Free Hands-on Science Resources for Home and School

The award-winning, non-profit Science Buddies website empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology. Whether your goal is to find a fun science activity for your kids or win the international science fair, Science Buddies puts comprehensive, scientist-authored tools, tips, and techniques at your fingertips. Science Buddies provides fun, intellectually-stimulating and cutting-edge science education resources such as:

  • An online library of 1500+ Project Ideas, which are detailed scientist-authored outlines that help students create a project in any of 30 different fields of science and engineering.
  • The Topic Selection Wizard tool to help students find a project idea that perfectly matches their unique interests.
  • The Science Fair Project Guide is an online encyclopedia for how to do science research and science fair projects. It includes step-by-step guidance, actual sample assignments, photos of science fair projects, tips for success, and self-grading checklists for students. Also includes tools, techniques, and reference information such as safety guidelines and an Engineering Design Project Guide.
  • A robust Teacher Resources area with a curriculum for teaching the scientific method, printable classroom handouts, grading rubrics, and enrichment tools.
  • A Student Resources area that answers questions about the educational and personal rewards of participating in science competitions or completing a science fair project.
  • A special section of Family Science Activities for all ages. These fun activities let you explore science at home. Materials are easy to find, and most activities take an hour or less.
  • The Ask an Expert online advice forum where scientists and engineers guide students who are doing science and engineering projects.
  • Career Information includes 100+ Career Profiles to inform students about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers. Career Profiles are tied into the library of Project Ideas so students can easily see how the science in their project is used in real-world careers.

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