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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Combine the science of physics with the fun of playing spy. Your young detective can make his own tiny looking glass. It's simple to make!
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This exploration of different types of energy will help young minds appreciate and observe thermal, kinetic, mechanical, and other forms of energy.
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Set your young chemist up for an afternoon of science-fueled magic with a deceptively simple activity starring baking soda and vinegar!
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Learn how matter transmits sound with a simple, hands-on experiment using sand, water and air.
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Make your own helicopter using a paper clip and a sheet of paper. Hold the spinner up in the air, let it go, and watch it spin gracefully to the ground.
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Build an electroscope, a simple device that measures static electricity, or the freely flowing electrical charges of the atmosphere!
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This surprisingly good glue recipe comes from common kitchen items.
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Use reusable, recyclable materials--along with a dose of imagination--to build a castle with first grade geometrical forms.
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Inspire your child to put on her engineer hat for the day, as she builds her very own, double-decker bridge.
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Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy summer activity! Make homemade ice cream and let your child practice his science skills.
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Your second grader will love this simple soda bottle race car activity. Make a ramp and customize your car for an entertaining way to learn scientific concepts.
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Take advantage of the fact that ink and water don't mix and introduce your kid to suminagashi, a Japanese form of art.
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Explore the scientific concept of capacity by seeing how many pennies you boat can hold before it sinks!
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What's cooler than an explosion? Not much! This simple science experiment lets kids build their own pop rocket. So put on your safety goggles and let her rip.
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Illustrate the idea of light refraction with this exciting and mystifying experiment.
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Before digital cameras, before Polaroids, there was the original pinhole camera. Build a pinhole camera and see what true vintage photography looks like!
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What happens when colored beams of light mix? You might be surprised.
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Wool can absorb 1/3 of its weight in water, while still keeping the body warm. She can test this theory by performing a scientific sock comparison!
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This is a fun way to introduce kids to the concept of volume, and give them a quick hands-on activity to boot.
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Here's a fun science experiment that's refreshingly tasty too! Turn regular water into a tasty treat perfect for consuming on a hot day.

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