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Saturday Science

Bring the natural world to life with fun back garden experiments!

Saturday Science iPad

Saturday Science is the result of the offbeat and creative experimentation of scientist Neil A. Downie. His passion for creating things in his back garden or shed that demonstrate the wonders of science have resulted in numerous interesting and exciting projects that you can try at home. Bursting with humour, knowledge and fascination with the natural world, Saturday Science offers something for everyone, regardless of age or level of learning.



Intuitive sliders, step-by-step methods, interactive diagrams and pre-compiled shopping lists show you exactly how to recreate Neil’s experiments in a fun but safe way.

Video Demonstrations

Numerous videos provide visual explanations and demonstrate finished projects in action, in real-time or slow motion.


Gain a deeper understanding of the world around you with supplementary information which brings the science and maths behind each experiment to life in accessible, bite size chunks.


Go beyond the prescribed projects with bonus variations or versions of the experiments.


Available on PC and iPad.

About The Author

Neil Downie

Neil Downie

Neil Downie is an accomplished physicist and science writer. He worked at the British Gas Research Unit in Solihull and then, after studying at Merton College Oxford with a scholarship, he went on to work in Hamburg, where as well as playing accordion for a Scottish dance club he also helped to discover the gluon, the sub-atomic particle which glues the quarks together.

Neil currently works as an inventor in a global company and in his spare time tries to stimulate and educate the next generation of scientists through his hands-on lectures and workshops. He is the author of four other Saturday Science books. This is the fifth in the series.


Vol. 1 - Exploding disk Cannons, electric sand and more

Saturday Science Volume One offers a compilation of Neil Downie’s popular experiments in an interactive, multimedia format. Indulge your curious, creative and sometimes destructive side by making a vacuum railroad, an exploding disk cannon or electric sand!