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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Your child will do a fun science experiment using soap and pepper flakes to help understand the concepts of water molecules and the surface tension of water.
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Air invisible; it doesn't make sounds; you can't pick it up and throw it. So how do we know it exists? Help your second grade scientist figure it out.
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Start thinking about how the internet works by assembling an Ethernet cable of your own!
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With this activity, not only will you be experimenting with giving accurate information, you'll also teach your child how to write good scientific procedures.
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This kids' activity is fun to perform and impressive to watch. Plus, it's a great example of Newton's First Law of Motion at work.
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Put a twist on traditional oil painting with this fun science activity that you and your first grader can do together.
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Play this flashlight game with your child to teach him about objects that are transparent, translucent, and opaque.
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In this science experiment, your child will test the strength of hollow structures in order to understand how strong bird bones really are.
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This activity will help your child review science concepts, learn new ones, and become familiar with examples of various concepts in science. Plus, it's fun!
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Help your child experiment with the combination of acid and baking soda by making these homemade bath bombs!
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Explore scientific concepts with this experiment that introduces kids to the scientific method!
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Here's a fun and simple activity to introduce your child to surface tension, and pull an awesome stunt in the process!
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Show your fifth grade scientist how to create a siphon using two buckets, plastic tubing, and water. Watch her astonishment as the water travels uphill!
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Help your curious third grader construct a dazzling spinning wheel that will teach him about the science behind colors while providing some silly entertainment!
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Believe it or not, images that are cast upon your eye's light-sensitive screen (called the retina) are upside down. Here's a fun, fast experiment to prove it!
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Here's a science activity that lets a first grader use an empty dish detergent bottle to create his own fountain as he explores air pressure.
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Is your child struggling with the principles of magnetism? Here's a fun activity to demonstrate polarity and understand the basic principles of magnetism.
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Here's a great activity that uses corks and toothpicks to create a fleet of floating boats. Which design makes for the most seaworthy vessel?
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Ready for takeoff! Make science fun and teach about levers and fulcrums as your child sends pennies flying.
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Here is a nifty science experiment using Epsom salts to make "frost" appear on a piece of glass.

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