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10 Best Backyard Science Experiments to Try This Summer

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Nature Color Hunt


Color is everywhere in nature! Cut small pieces of different colored construction paper to line the bottom of an ice cube tray, and then go out and find items in nature that match each color. (Hint: to avoid frustration, use colors that are more common and easier to find for younger kids.)

Get the directions for Nature Color Hunt.

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