Developing a rudimentary knowledge of science at an early age can help children to better understand the environment in which they live, and the part they have to play in ensuring its survival. For older children, including an element of science learning into your outdoors can start the process of better understanding this topic in a way that they will find highly enjoyable. We can include compasses and sundials (where the child acts as the stylus!), as well as weather recording materials so that wind speed and rainfall can be monitored. We can also include various types of electricity generation, from mini-wind turbines to solar panels – from which you can harvest electricity to power other areas in your outdoors!