Parents' Guide to

Science Buddies

By Emily Pohlonski, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

A bevy of science projects tailored to your kid's interests.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

All about selling kits

This site used to be great. The projects inspired creativity. My youngest looked for a project this week and so many projects now require that you buy a kit. The directions don't explain the science but have you just follow instructions to a conclusion. I worked in the sciences before having a family and with my background I still don't think I'd learn anything of content from some of these, especially the newest engineering projects.

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Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

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Science Buddies provides a ton of options for kids looking for some clear guidance on science projects. With a huge variety of topics and difficulty levels, from simple wind meters and building towers with Legos to DNA sequencing and digital voice analysis, it's got something for everyone. Project ideas are nicely grouped; you can choose from the sciences, engineering, math, and computers. Within each group, kids can browse by topic of interest, how much time they have to finish the project, and difficulty level. Parents will like the clear safety guidelines and time lines for completing each project. The downside of all this: some projects might give kids so much information that much of the heavy lifting is done for them. In those cases, parents might want to encourage their children to be creative and alter the investigations to get a fresh result.

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