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10 Best Backyard Science Experiments to Try This Summer

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Homemade Compost Pile


Did you know that more than half the trash your family throws away can be used in a compost pile? This simple experiment isn't just a great way to teach your child about recycling — it's also a great fertilizer for your garden. Get your compost pile started, and watch it transform throughout the summer from a pile of food scraps into dark, nutrient-rich mulch.

Get the directions for a homemade compost pile.

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