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!

Make Waves

The ebb and flow of ocean waters is the focus of this experiment designed by Chelsey at Buggy and Buddy. Find out how to set up the microcosmic world in your backyard, using a few easy-to-find supplies. And then let your budding oceanographer have at it.

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