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!

Food for Thought

Use white flowers from your garden to set up this experiment that demonstrates the capillary action in plants. The simple secret to making this invisible process visible is food coloring. Shhh…Get the full rundown here, along with other experiments to try this summer!

photo: used with permission from Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments

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

—Allison Sutcliffe