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10 Best Backyard Science Experiments to Try This Summer

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Two boys playing outside with bucket of water

Float or Sink


Take a walk with your child and collect items you find in nature, such as rocks, feathers, acorns, and leaves. As you collect your findings, ask your child which items she thinks will float or sink in water. When you get home, fill a large container with water and put her observations to the test.

Get the directions for Float or Sink.

Next: Nature Color Hunt

August 28, 2014



Variety is the spice of life! Swap out boring sandwiches for simple and healthy alternatives, like crackers and cheese, veggie or fruit kebabs, pasta salad, or breakfast for lunch (such as yogurt and granola, or whole wheat waffles).


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