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10 Best Backyard Science Experiments to Try This Summer

by Lindsay Hutton

Just because school is out doesn't mean brain drain needs to set in. Transform your backyard into your very own science lab and have a blast with these awesome summer science experiments. As you conduct your experiments, ask your child what they think will happen, and then discuss your observations and results when you are finished.

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Little girl blowing bubbles

Homemade Bubble Solution


Blowing bubbles is a summertime favorite, but did you know it is super simple to make your own solution? Have your child experiment with these recipes to see which combinations work best for a whole lot of bubble-blowing fun!

Get the directions for Homemade Bubble Solution.

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Don't forget to hydrate! Forego sugary juices and sodas and pack a bottle of water in your child's lunch. If your child likes a little more flavor, spice it up with lemon, lime, cucumbers, or fresh fruit.


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