Physical Science Activities & Experiments

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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.
Preschool
Science
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Make Ice Cream in a Baggie!
Make Ice Cream in a Baggie!
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Make Ice Cream in a Baggie!
Based on the concept of water's "freezing point," this activity entails the lowering of water's freezing point to chill ice cream!
5th grade
Science
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The Red Cabbage Acid Test
The Red Cabbage Acid Test
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The Red Cabbage Acid Test
How to test for acids and bases? In this activity you and your child can make your own indicator from red cabbage!
5th grade
Science
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Foam It! Cause a Chemical Reaction
Foam It! Cause a Chemical Reaction
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Foam It! Cause a Chemical Reaction
This experiment uses a yeast solution, liquid detergent, and hydrogen peroxide to produce an exciting reaction like no other!
5th grade
Science
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Make Your Own Electricity
Make Your Own Electricity
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Make Your Own Electricity
By using static electricity generated from their body, a child can cause a small fluorescent lamp bulb to light up!
5th grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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Electro-Scope It Out!
Electro-Scope It Out!
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Electro-Scope It Out!
Build an electroscope, a simple device that measures static electricity, or the freely flowing electrical charges of the atmosphere!
Science
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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.
5th grade
Science
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Density Demonstration
Density Demonstration
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Density Demonstration
Show your child that the simplest ingredients (salt and water) can be used to illustrate the concept of density!
4th grade
Science
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Crystal Lollipops
Crystal Lollipops
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Crystal Lollipops
Chemistry isn't just incredible ... sometimes its edible! These crystal lollipops are a delicious introduction to chemistry concepts.
4th grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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Adding Colors: An Optical Experiment
Adding Colors: An Optical Experiment
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Adding Colors: An Optical Experiment
What happens when colored beams of light mix? You might be surprised.
5th grade
Science
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What Does It Matter?
What Does It Matter?
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What Does It Matter?
Learn how matter transmits sound with a simple, hands-on experiment using sand, water and air.
Science
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Make a Pinhole Projector!
Make a Pinhole Projector!
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Make a Pinhole Projector!
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!
4th grade
Science
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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!
1st grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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Ancient Building Techniques
Ancient Building Techniques
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Ancient Building Techniques
Help your child get a grasp on what it was like to build gigantic ancient structures with this easy engineering activity about science and physics.
4th grade
Science
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Make Your Own Butter!
Make Your Own Butter!
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Make Your Own Butter!
Teach your child how butter is created by shaking up cream the old-fashioned way.
4th grade
Science
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Homemade Submarine
Homemade Submarine
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Homemade Submarine
Has your child ever asked you how a submarine works? Here's a simple bathtub project that will make for a hands-on answer.
3rd grade
Science
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Pop Bottle Science
Pop Bottle Science
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Pop Bottle Science
Teach your kids about entropy with this fun, easy exercise, and teach your money to dance while you're at it!
3rd grade
Science
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Exploding Marshmallows!
Exploding Marshmallows!
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Exploding Marshmallows!
Show your child how and why the microwave works, while demonstrating just how strangely foods can behave while inside the crazy cooker.
4th grade
Science
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Superhero Strength
Superhero Strength
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Superhero Strength
This trick uses vertical and horizontal forces to help your child to push apart your hands apart, no matter how hard you try to keep them together!
3rd grade
Science
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Egg in a Bottle
Egg in a Bottle
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Egg in a Bottle
Check out this mind-blowing experiment in which a hard-boiled egg will fit through an impossibly small opening with the help of only a few matches!
5th grade
Science
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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!
1st grade
Science
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Forms of Energy for Kids
Forms of Energy for Kids
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Forms of Energy for Kids
This exploration of different types of energy will help young minds appreciate and observe thermal, kinetic, mechanical, and other forms of energy.
Science
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Physical Science Activities & Experiments

Our physical science activities help kids of all ages explore the mechanics of their world. Through engaging experiments and hands-on projects, young scientists will discover important scientific principles as they create their own compass, generate electricity using potatoes or their own bodies, investigate with homemade CSI kits, build a hovercraft, and explore the science of foods by constructing and deconstructing their favorite snacks.