Backyard Science

December 2018

Season 2, Episode 17

3.0 15 x
How to stop your newly-designed bike track being swept away in a storm; how to walk on eggshells without cracking them; making a musical instrument that will really annoy any adults within earshot.

Season 2, Episode 16

4.0 4 x
How to pin down a thief by analysing the dye in ink; make a film out of spinning cardboard; construct a rocket with an old film canister; find the secret to an old paper clip trick.

Season 2, Episode 15

3.0 4 x
Make your very own mould farm with kitchen leftovers; find out why some dinosaurs had rocks in their guts; see why a wet sock will cool you down much quicker than a dry one; a card trick to amaze your friends.

Season 2, Episode 14

3.0 8 x
Make your own meteor shower; stick pencils through a water bag without spilling a drop; find out why it's so hard to keep holding your arms up, and why sometimes they rise up of their own accord.

Season 2, Episode 13

4.0 6 x
Create your own fizzy bath bombs; discover how to keep your snowballs freezing cold; find out how to float a bunch of heavy marbles; build a jet-powered racing car, and challenge your local strongman with the power of salt.

Season 2, Episode 12

4.0 4 x
Make your own instruments for a rock band rave; goin' fishing with the power of a magnet; learn the trick to threading a needle; and find out how to balance a fork, a cork and ti-ny toothpick on the edge of a glass.

Season 2, Episode 10

4.0 4 x
Find out how to make your sled slide faster and further; fold some floating waterlilies and watch while their petals open; make your own marshmal-low catapult and scare your friends with a screeching cup.

Season 2, Episode 9

4.0 5 x
Become a brilliant optical illusionist; find out how to double your money; create crazy kitchen art using a pendulum, and use gravity to bring the biggest nuts to the top of the snack jar.

Season 2, Episode 8

4.0 4 x
Construct a super clubhouse for your caterpillars; find out why two eyes are always better than one; grate up potatoes and discover why they're chock full of energy-giving starch; and design your own groovy T-shirt.
November 2018

Season 2, Episode 7

4.0 2 x
Make your own detergent powered racing boat; discover why dog sleds travel faster over freezing ice; find out why your pupils open and close when it's dark or light, and make a tissue suck water up a flower stem.