First Grade Physical Science Activities

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Homemade Playdough
Homemade Playdough
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Homemade Playdough
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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Beautiful Bubble Iridescence
Beautiful Bubble Iridescence
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Beautiful Bubble Iridescence
Your child might have noticed how bubbles quickly lose their colors and pop. Check out this creative way to make those bubbles last longer.
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Spooky Science Experiment
Spooky Science Experiment
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Spooky Science Experiment
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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Marble Physics
Marble Physics
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Marble Physics
Introduce your child to the world of motion and physics with a bit of marble play inspired by Sir Isaac Newton!
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Candle Burning Experiment
Candle Burning Experiment
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Candle Burning Experiment
Here's a science experiment that gives your kids a chance to see how fire needs oxygen to burn, with a little math and writing practice thrown in.
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Learn Shadow Science
Learn Shadow Science
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Learn Shadow Science
Introduce your child to science with something they see everyday--their shadow!
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Blanket Fort
Blanket Fort
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Blanket Fort
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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"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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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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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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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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Explore Color Science with Grape Juice
Explore Color Science with Grape Juice
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Explore Color Science with Grape Juice
Your kid will be captivated as she watches liquids change color before her very eyes during this fun science project that introduces some chemistry basics.
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Flashlight Science: Transparent or Opaque?
Flashlight Science: Transparent or Opaque?
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Flashlight Science: Transparent or Opaque?
Play this flashlight game with your child to teach him about objects that are transparent, translucent, and opaque.
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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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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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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.