With more than 80 experiments for the whole family to discover and enjoy,The Pocket Book of Garden Experiments contains easy-to-follow instructions for activities that will stretch your imagination and bring out your inner scientist.
- Make an ecosystem in a jar
- Find out why leaves change colour
- Turn potatoes into slime
- Calculate the heights of trees
- Make a sound map of your garden
Each experiment takes inspiration from the natural world and the fascinating things that live in it.
Helen Pilcher is a tea-drinking, biscuit-nibbling science and comedy writer. She has a PhD in Cell Biology from London's Institute of Psychiatry. A former reporter for Nature, she now specializes in biology, medicine and quirky off-the-wall science, and writes for outlets including New Scientist and BBC Focus. Unusually for a self-proclaimed geek, Helen also used to be a stand-up comedian before the arrival of children meant she couldn't physically stay awake past 9 pm. She now gigs from time to time, and lives in rural Warwickshire with her husband, three kids and besotted dog.