Backyard Biology

Nature stories from my backyard and beyond

Nature Activities

Doing Science

If reading about science is fun, then actually doing science is a blast! Each month, Backyard Biology will feature a new Nature Activity that can be done with common everyday materials. Many of these activities have been around a long time and have been enjoyed by many. Others are new ideas by me or my friends.
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The Activities on this site

Deer Fly Stick Revisited
added Thursday, July 18, 2013

Leaf Chromatography
added Thursday, December 6, 2012

Disarming Milkweed
added Friday, September 21, 2012

Controlling Deer Ticks
added Saturday, January 7, 2012

Fun With Mosquitoes
added Friday, November 4, 2011

Which Way Home?
Added Monday, October 3, 2011

Trapping Carrion Beetles
added Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Plankton Net
added Friday, August 5, 2011

The Beachcombers Game
added Thursday, July 7, 2011

Butterfly Feeders
added Friday, June 3, 2011

Talking to the Birds
added Friday, May 6, 2011

Skunk Cabbage Temperature
added Friday, April 8, 2011

Looking for Chlorophyll
added Thursday, March 3, 2011

Catching Snowflakes
added Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fishing for Fireflies
added Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Termite Trails
added Friday, December 3, 2010

Spider Houses
added Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Preserving Leaves
added Sunday, October 3, 2010

Winogradsky Column results
added September 1, 2010

Rain Gauge
added August 3, 2010

Winogradsky Column

added June 4, 2010

Breaking Trail
added May 7, 2010

Eggshell Geode part 2
added March 1, 2010

Eggshell Geode part 1
added February 1, 2010

Surviving the Cold
added January 7, 2010

Living Soil
added December 4, 2009

Night Vision
added October 27, 2009

Seed Power
added October 9, 2009

Deer Fly Stick
added September 5, 2009

Dusting for Spider Webs
added August 11, 2009

 

 

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