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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Have your child try this classic experiment that demonstrates circular motion using a bucket and rope. Be careful, you might get soaked!
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In this 3rd grade science activity, you'll experiment with the little-known fourth state of matter: polymers! Mix borax with white glue and watch what happens.
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This simple "how to make a water wheel" activity makes physics come alive for your child by demonstrating how different kinds of energy work.
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This potato cannon activity teaches your middle schooler about the principle of Boyle's Law. Make a potato cannon and have a blast learning about science.
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Explore the chemistry of latex polymers with this outrageous, hilarious science activity.
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Experiment with magnetism in this 8th grade science activity in which your child will create a working compass using a steel needle, magnet, and jar.
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Teach your child how butter is created by shaking up cream the old-fashioned way.
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Your third grader will delight in learning about sound waves as he observes the different sounds created by tapping on glasses with varying amounts of water.
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How sensitive is your skin? Here's a fourth grade science experiment that lets your child figure it out.
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Here's a fun activity to reinforce the physics concept of stored energy for your middle schooler.
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How to test for acids and bases? In this activity you and your child can make your own indicator from red cabbage!
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Encourage your child to think outside the bathtub by making her very own handmade soaps! Perfect as a present, a decoration, or just to pamper herself.
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Give your budding young observers a chance to discover simple machines at use in their own home.
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Magic, science, or household cleanser? Let your second grader decide with this practical, nontoxic chemistry experiment with acids and bases.
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Here's an interesting activity that will enable your child to make his own magnifier out of a drop of water
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Amaze your kids by separating a salt and pepper mixture using an "electric spoon" charged with wool.
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Delight your budding scientist with this cool physics magic trick and teach her some basic physics concepts while you're at it!
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Take a look at forensic science with your child. She'll learn how to take a shoe impression, just like the detectives do!
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Have your child build his own mini waterfall, and help him develop his planning, problem solving, and architectural skills.
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On the next chilly, winter day, invite your fifth grader to make a hand warmer by experimenting with the loaded combination of a few natural ingredients.

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