First Grade Physical Science Activities

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Growing Jack-o'-Lantern
Growing Jack-o'-Lantern
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Growing Jack-o'-Lantern
In this Halloween-themed activity, young learners will find out what happens when they mix two household items together to create a surprising chemical reaction.
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Understanding Volume
Understanding Volume
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Understanding Volume
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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Play with Pulleys
Play with Pulleys
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Play with Pulleys
How do people move pianos and heavy furniture into tall buildings? Show your kids some pulley potential with this simple household exercise!
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Wheels and Axles
Wheels and Axles
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Wheels and Axles
Engineers in training can get started with this simple wheel-and-axle construction activity.
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Yeast Balloon Science!
Yeast Balloon Science!
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Yeast Balloon Science!
Think you can blow up a balloon without using your mouth? This isn't just a cool trick, it's also a great way to introduce chemistry and biology concepts.
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Make a Fistful of Slime!
Make a Fistful of Slime!
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Make a Fistful of Slime!
Get your hands on a concoction that breaks the rules about what's a solid and what's a liquid.
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Weight Wonders: Big and Light...Heavy and Small?
Weight Wonders: Big and Light...Heavy and Small?
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Weight Wonders: Big and Light...Heavy and Small?
Here's a fun activity to help build thinking skills in young first grade scientists, and to encourage them to have a blast exploring the mass and volume.
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Oobleck Science: Solid or Liquid?
Oobleck Science: Solid or Liquid?
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Oobleck Science: Solid or Liquid?
Is it solid or liquid? Create oobleck and witness the amazingly weird oscillation between the two!
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Film Canister Rocket
Film Canister Rocket
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Film Canister Rocket
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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Celery and Food Coloring Experiment
Celery and Food Coloring Experiment
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Celery and Food Coloring Experiment
Here's a classic celery science experiment that uses celery and food coloring to demonstrate how plants absorb water.
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Spinning Science: Disappearing Color!
Spinning Science: Disappearing Color!
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Spinning Science: Disappearing Color!
Did you ever think you could make colors disappear right before your eyes? This science experiment is just like a magic trick: now you see it, now you don't!
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Take the Paper Plate Snack Test!
Take the Paper Plate Snack Test!
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Take the Paper Plate Snack Test!
Take this "paper plate snack test" with your child for a hands-on lesson in making healthier choices to teach your child about what's in his food.
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Dancing Raisins
Dancing Raisins
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Dancing Raisins
First grade science often covers solids, liquids, and gases. This silly science explores serious facts about the difference between all three.
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See-Through Egg Science
See-Through Egg Science
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See-Through Egg Science
This science exploration lets your first grader see how eggs can provide a perfect environment for a living, growing creature.
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Find Out What Makes Popcorn Pop
Find Out What Makes Popcorn Pop
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Find Out What Makes Popcorn Pop
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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Measuring Water
Measuring Water
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Measuring Water
Help your first grader explore the world of scientific measurement by "weighing" fruit with a "water scale"!
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Where's the Air?
Where's the Air?
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Where's the Air?
How do we know that air exists when we can't see it, taste it, or touch it? Here's a classic experiment that will teach your kid some basics of aerodynamics!
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Make Window Constellations
Make Window Constellations
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Make Window Constellations
Help your first grader explore the magical world of constellations by creating these special star charts from the night sky.
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Air Pressure Experiment
Air Pressure Experiment
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Air Pressure Experiment
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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Solids, Liquids, Maple Syrup!
Solids, Liquids, Maple Syrup!
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Solids, Liquids, Maple Syrup!
Teach your first grade scientist the difference between liquids and solids using maple syrup.
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Making Measurements: How Big is Your Hand?
Making Measurements: How Big is Your Hand?
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Making Measurements: How Big is Your Hand?
Here's a fun math and science activity: help your child explore four different kinds of measurement, using their hand and a few simple household tools.
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Gluep: Solid or Liquid?
Gluep: Solid or Liquid?
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Gluep: Solid or Liquid?
Explore solids and liquids with your young scientist by making gluep, a goopy substance that can behave like both a solid and a liquid!
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Sinking Ships for Science
Sinking Ships for Science
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Sinking Ships for Science
Explore the scientific concept of capacity by seeing how many pennies you boat can hold before it sinks!
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"Oil Painting" for First Grade Scientists
"Oil Painting" for First Grade Scientists
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"Oil Painting" for First Grade Scientists
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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Make Meringue Science!
Make Meringue Science!
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Make Meringue Science!
Make meringues with your first grader and see how states of matter can transform before your very eyes. Here's how:
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First Grade Physical Science Activities

First grade physical science activities take basic concepts in physical science and bring them to life! These fun science activities for first graders are meant to make science fun and hands-on. The difference between liquids, solids, and gases, the relationships between colors, and the concept of displacement are just a few physical science lessons that are best learned through experience. Ready for more? Browse the entire collection of first grade science activities.