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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I scream, you scream, we all scream for homemade spearmint ice cream!
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This easy Halloween-themed science experiment for first-graders is perfect for chilly October afternoons or great as a Halloween party activity.
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It's easier than you think to make homemade play dough -- just a few pantry staples makes a natural version of the toy that kids have loved for generations.
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Introduce your second grader to the world of motion and physics with a bit of marble play inspired by Sir Isaac Newton!
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Here's a fun math and science activity: help your first-grader explore four different kinds of measurement, using his hand and a few simple household tools.
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Blanket forts are a kid classic! Let your child create a âfortress of solitudeâ on his own for reading, telling scary stories or for cozy cocooning.
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Here's a fun at-home activity that will help your child strengthen math skills using high and low temperature data, and become a master temperature tracker!
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Get your fifth grader involved in some earth science by helping her plan and create her very own rock collection.
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Introduce your child to science with something she sees everyday--her shadow!
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Would your child like to learn about a hidden world? All she needs to do is open her box of markers!
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This homemade barometer allows your little scientist to contemplate and compare different air and weather conditions.
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A simple science experiment exploring the physics of water pressure that's been amazing people since Medieval times.
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Here's one way to recycle: turn a tuna can into a mini barbecue and teach your child the power of resourcefulness!
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Let your fourth grade chef mix up butter and sugar with scientific principles about different states of matter, and get delicious toffee, too.
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Let your young scientist explore a brave new world of sound with an experiment that just requires a handful of common household items.
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These flying potato poppers make a cool sound, create a celebratory mood, and they can teach your child about the power of air pressure.
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Along with being an interesting science activity, dehydrated strawberries are also tasty â and healthy!
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Invite your fifth grader to test the different rates of liquid absorption in synthetic and cotton materials, such as nylon and cotton.
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Water can go from solid to liquid to gas...but how does popcorn go from kernel to snack? Invite your first grade scientist to find out.
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If your science savy third grader is up for a challenge, let her bend light with a casserole dish!

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