Physical Science Activities & Experiments

Physical science activities & experiments that help show your child the fun side of learning science. From easy physical science activities to more advanced, we've got you covered.

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Here's a classic celery science experiment that uses celery and food coloring to demonstrate how plants absorb water.
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Here's an experiment that will have your child experimenting with cake ingredients to learn about the chemical reactions that happen when a cake's in the oven.
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This experiment uses a yeast solution, liquid detergent, and hydrogen peroxide to produce an exciting reaction like no other!
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Teach your child some scientific basics as you explore the densities of various liquids in this fun experiment.
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Your child will be hooked on chemistry after she builds a model volcano by combining an acid and an alkaline substance.
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Is it solid or liquid? Create oobleck and witness the amazingly weird oscillation between the two!
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A homemade lava lamp gives any room a retro flair. Find out how to make a homemade lava lamp, and learn some science too, with this educational activity.
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Do this experiment to help your first grader understand how salt can be removed from salt water. All it takes are a few household materials.
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What causes sound? Here's a simple science experiment that adds a visual element to the science of sound to help kids better understand this tricky concept.
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In this activity, you'll not only make your own bouncy balls at home, but your child will also learn how polymers are made.
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This balloon-powered car project is a great way for your kid to learn about energy and how it can be used efficiently.
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Think you can blow up a balloon without using your mouth? This isn't just a cool trick, it's also a great way to introduce chemistry and biology concepts.
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Invite your middle schooler to bungee jump ... with eggs! This experiment will demonstrate Newton's laws of physics in an entertaining way.
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Experiment with the wonders of pressure and condensation by crushing a soda can with nothing but air and water!
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Help your child understand surface tension by showing her how she can create a "skin" on top of water.
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Believe it or not, the common spud has enough electrochemical energy to power a small digital clock. Show your sixth grader how!
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What's the quickest way to separate salt and pepper? Let static electricity do the work! Your child will be fascinated by this simple experiment.
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Here's a science experiment that gives your kids a chance to see how fire needs oxygen to burn, with a little math and writing practice thrown in.
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Try this experiment to give your curious kid a more "solid" understanding of how temperature affects the states of matter.
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Help your fifth grader execute this experiment involving a lit candle (submerged in water!) to show him the wonders of heat energy transference.

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