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!

Out to Launch

How far? How high? And how many? These are just a few of the questions your budding physicist will be able to answer after he builds a simple lever machine. Find out how to put it all together and design easy experiments at Buggy and Buddy . Who knew snow in the summer could be so fun?

photo: Buggy and Buddy

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

—Allison Sutcliffe