When you think backyard, you think playing, relaxing and grilling, right? But this summer, think “testing hypotheses” too. We couldn’t think of a better area than your spacious, self-cleaning (thanks, rain!) yard to set up experiments all summer long. Flip through to find one to try!

Just Breathe

It’s the things that kids can’t see that make science so exciting, and also a little confusing, to them. That’s why we love this surprisingly simple experiment from Edventures with Kids. With a few supplies and a bit of wait time, your budding botanist can “see” photosynthesis in action.

photo: Allison Sutcliffe

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Which one of these experiments looks fun to you? Leave your pick in a comment below. 

—Allison Sutcliffe