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!


Erica at What Do We Do All Day proves once again that science doesn’t have to be boring, with this exciting experiment that’s a study in propulsion as much as it is a fast-paced racing game. Use her helpful suggestions to really delve into (and add scientific challenges to) this project. And they’re off!

photo: Jason Graham via Flickr



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

—Allison Sutcliffe