About Us

Our Mission to Build Science Literacy

Every year, 10 million students are assigned a science project. Before Science Buddies, most of them didn’t have the basic elements required to set them up for success: no kid-friendly tools and no resources that connect scientific learning to their own lives in a fun and approachable way.

Science Buddies levels the playing field, so all kids can succeed—not just those with science in their veins. Our mission is to help students from all walks of life build their literacy in science and technology, so they can become productive and engaged citizens in the 21st century. To accomplish this, we’ve spent more than a decade developing and delivering programs that break down the barriers to credible scientific resources, ensuring that millions of children have the chance to experience the joy of exploring the unknown and making new connections that define—and redefine—the world around them.  (For more information about our free online resources and programs, please see Science Buddies | About Us )

In working with students and educators, we quickly came to realize that access to the right equipment is a key challenge for many.  So in 2011, Science Buddies launched an online store and introduced a new line of Science Kits that offer a convenient way to experiment and learn, from building a magic bullet train to exploring crime scene chemistry like the forensic experts on CSI.

Through our online store, we are committed to providing you with the tools you need to explore science in fun and meaningful ways.

Why Shop With Us


Science projects can require many different items. Sometimes you need to shop in several different stores to gather all the parts you need. Some hard to find parts require research to find. We’ve done the shopping for you! Get a quick start on your science fair project with one easy purchase.

Ensure You Have the Right Parts

Ever wonder if you have the exact parts you need for the project to work? We’ve searched far and wide for components that make our science fair projects work, and had students test them out for ease of use.

Focus On the Science, Not the Setup

Ever have one of those science projects where it took so long to get the setup right that learning about the key scientific principle in the project was limited to the day before the project is due? We precut lengths and match up pieces to make sure your project setup is quick and easy. That way you can focus on the science.

Everything in Stock

If you are able to place an item into your shopping cart, that means that the item is available for immediate shipment.

No Hassle Returns

We want you to be 100% satisfied with every purchase you make. You may return any item for any reason within 30 days, provided that it is in new and unused condition. For full details, please see our Return Policy.


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Support Science

Science Buddies is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and all proceeds from sales of supplies go right back towards developing more of the free resources on our website!