Science Buddies is a software and content developer that builds online communities, resources, and tools for K-12 STEM education. A 501c3 public charity, our mission is to help children from all walks of life build their literacy in science and technology so they can become productive and engaged citizens in the 21st century. We support students in doing hands-on research projects in science and engineering, such as science fair projects. Our flagship product is an award-winning website (www.sciencebuddies.org(http://www.sciencebuddies.org/) ). We are now developing other products for informal science education, too. With unique tools and superior content, the Science Buddies website has become one of the most popular science websites on the Internet.(#_ftn1) The site serves a diverse audience of ten million student and teacher visitors annually. The journal Science awarded the Science Buddies website its Science Prize for Online Resources in Education in 2011. The American Library Association, the Parents’ Choice Foundation, and the SciLinks program of the National Science Teachers Association also recommend the site. To keep up with strong student and teacher demand, our staff scientists publish new content regularly and often collaborate with outside experts such as scientists at NOAA, Stanford, Princeton, and MIT. We provide free, cutting-edge science education tools and resources such as: · An online library of 1,000+ Project Ideas (detailed scientist-authored outlines that help students develop a challenging science fair project) and the Topic Selection Wizard tool to help students find a project idea that perfectly matches their unique interests · The Ask an Expert online advice forum where scientists and engineers guide students who are doing science fair projects · An extensive, step-by-step Project Guide and a robust Teacher Resources area · Career Profiles inform students about real-world careers related to their science project · Vibrant newsletters, blogs, and social media efforts · A Summer Science Camp Resource and other Parent Resources for informal science education at home · Mobile apps (e.g. iPhone apps) for science education (coming soon) (#_ftnref1) Visit the independent website analytics tool at www.compete.com(http://www.compete.com/) to compare site traffic of sciencebuddies.org against other science websites.
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