Amazing Kids! Magazine

Amazing Book Review: Everyday Science Experiments in the Backyard

By: John Daniel Hartzog
Reviewed by Claudia Chow, Book Review Editor
Recommended for ages 8 to 12


Want to find out what a micro-hike is? Want to know why the sky is blue? Ever wanted to learn how to make a bug trap? Then you should read Everyday Science Experiments in the Backyard! This book is chock-full of easy-to-do experiments that require materials that you can find laying around at home, such as string, a flashlight, or leaves. Each experiment has all the instructions laid out for you, and will help you understand the science behind the experiments. Such experiments include making dirt and feeding worms, a leaf hunt, tracking the weather, making bird food, and spider hunting.

I would highly recommend this book, because it helps you learn about science using every-day items. You don’t have to learn about science in a classroom or in a laboratory; you can learn about it even in your backyard. So, go and pick this book up from your local library or bookstore! But please remember to do these experiments with an adult!

If you are not interested in everyday experiments in your backyard, there are many other books in the series, such as Everyday Science Experiments in the Car, Everyday Science Experiments in the Kitchen, and much more.