Hack Your Backyard: Discover a World of Outside Fun with Science Buddies
Discover More Backyard Fun with these Science Projects!
Did you enjoy the activities in the Hack Your Backyard book? Are you looking for more fun science projects to do in your backyard, or at least outside? No problem! Give these science projects a try:
Make a homemade bug vacuum to collect insects from your backyard. How many types of insects can you find?
Set up sweet and colorful feeders to attract hummingbirds to your yard. Which feeders do they like best?
Create your own sun prints out of special paper and sunlight. How does using a colored filter change the image?
Examine the moss on a tree. Can you use the way it grows as a compass to find out what direction to travel?
Searching for a science project that is just perfect for you? Browse our STEM Activities.
Love the Outdoors - Find Out About Scientists and Engineers Who Work Outside
Maybe you think of science jobs as being done indoors. If so and you liked the projects in this book, you might be wondering if it is possible to have an outdoors science job. It is! Lots of science and engineering careers involve spending time inside and outside. Check out these examples:
Geoscientists spend time outdoors gathering samples and data about the Earth then analyzing them in the lab.
Wildlife biologists may spend weeks at a time on field trips to gather data about animals in remote places.
Surveyors are sometimes outside all day measuring the boundaries of a piece of land or section of river.
Park rangers spend many hours outside keeping visitors, nature, and wildlife safe in state or national parks.
Explore even more jobs on our Science and Engineering Careers pages.
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