4th Grade: Physical Science
Would your child like to learn about a hidden world? All she needs to do is open her box of markers!
Show your child that the simplest ingredients - salt and water - can be used to illustrate the concept of density!
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!
What is it about a Slinky that causes it to walk down the steps? This simple experiment is a perfect illustration of both gravity and momentum.
Encourage your child to think outside the bathtub by making her very own handmade soaps! Perfect as a present, or just to pamper herself.
Here's a fun activity that will introduce your fourth grader to the concept of frictionless motion by constructing a hovercraft.
Chemistry isn't just incredible ... sometimes its edible! These crystal lollipops are a delicious introduction to chemistry concepts.
Is your child a rocket scientist in the making? Here's a fun activity that illustrates the basic principles behind what makes rockets rock!
Your child will be hooked on chemistry after she builds a model volcano by combining an acid and an alkaline substance. Whoosh!
Try this chemistry experiment with your fourth grader and get some "shocking" results!
This simple "how to make a water wheel" activity makes physics come alive for your child by demonstrating how different kinds of energy work.
In science, sometimes measuring liquids is tricky. Give your budding scientist some practice first, by reading measurements on these graduated cylinder illustrations.
A handy worksheet that breaks down the properties of metal. A good physical science review sheet to keep around for reference.
Your child will learn how electricity is made and used by drawing pictures of household products that use electricity to create light, heat, and motion.
A lot of common objects use electromagnets to work. This word search will help your child think about electrical and mechanical devices around her!
Give your budding chemist the facts and practice she needs for measuring with graduated cylinders.
This hands-on activity requiring parental supervision will allow your fourth grader to build a simple circuit using a battery, wire, light bulb, and switch.
Introduce your child to fascinating scientist Albert Einstein with this history sheet, where he'll even get to learn a bit of basics on theoretical physics.
Is your 4th grader studying electricity? Give her a break from the scientific nitty-gritty with this fun word search full of electricity terms!
During the Gold Rush, people weren't sure if they found gold or something else, and these easy steps would help them be sure.
Calling all mad scientists... Electrify your enthusiasm for science! This awesome worksheet will show you step-by-step how to make an electromagnet.
It's a paper parachute brigade! Learn how to build your own parachute, and learn how the parachute was invented over 500 years ago.
Is your fourth grader learning about electricity? This worksheet is all about circuits, tests her skills and reinforces the concept of how a circuit works!
Kids practice classifying items as liquids or solids for a lesson on the states of matter in this 4th grade physical science worksheet.
Learn all about this significant scientist with this Isaac Newton biography, detailing his life and work.
Kids flex their physical science knowledge by classifying items as solids or liquids in this 4th grade states of matter worksheet.