Science can get messy, but getting messy can be fun. Backyard Scientist explores a different science discipline in each book, through fun experiments that can be done in your own back garden. Exciting experiments are designed to encourage hands-on science exploration and develop an interest in science and the scientific method. Essential elements of each featured science; astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, meteorology and physics, are explained along the way in feature side-bars. Each book begins with an introduction to help readers understand the featured branch of science. Each experiment has step-by-step instructions that ensure accessibility.