Physical Science Activities & Experiments

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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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Playground Physics
Playground Physics
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Playground Physics
Here is a quick experiment you can conduct at the playground to introduce or reinforce the concept of Newton's First Law, The Law of Inertia.
5th 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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Air Science Experiment
Air Science Experiment
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Air Science Experiment
Wondering how we know that air is there? Here's a quick and easy experiment that proves that air may be thin, but it's not too wimpy to block your shot!
4th grade
Science
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Stored Energy
Stored Energy
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Stored Energy
Here's a fun activity to reinforce the physics concept of stored energy for your middle schooler.
Science
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Cartoon Physics
Cartoon Physics
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Cartoon Physics
Looking for a way to help your teen explore the fun side of physics? How about a round of Saturday morning cartoons?
Science
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Make a Better Paper Airplane
Make a Better Paper Airplane
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Make a Better Paper Airplane
Turn the common pastime of constructing paper airplanes into a lesson on the physics of aerodynamics and flight with this fun science activity.
5th grade
Science
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Molecule Madness: A Water Experiment
Molecule Madness: A Water Experiment
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Molecule Madness: A Water Experiment
Learn with makes water molecules work with this fun and easy science activity!
5th grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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Disappearing Crystals: A Refraction Experiment
Disappearing Crystals: A Refraction Experiment
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Disappearing Crystals: A Refraction Experiment
Illustrate the idea of light refraction with this exciting and mystifying experiment.
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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Break the Tension: A Water Experiment
Break the Tension: A Water Experiment
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Break the Tension: A Water Experiment
Help your child understand surface tension by showing them how they can create a "skin" on top of water.
5th grade
Science
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Bake a Chemistry Cake
Bake a Chemistry Cake
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Bake a Chemistry Cake
Here's an experiment that will have your child experimenting with cake ingredients to learn about the chemical reactions that happen when a cake's in the oven.
5th grade
Science
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Float My Clay Boat
Float My Clay Boat
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Float My Clay Boat
Make water and clay play a little more scientific with this hands-on experiment that teaches displacement and shows how an object's shape affects its buoyancy.
4th grade
Science
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Puddle Science: Watch Evaporation in Action
Puddle Science: Watch Evaporation in Action
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Puddle Science: Watch Evaporation in Action
Help your child understand the scientific concept of evaporation with this fun outdoor science activity.
2nd grade
Science
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Make a Hovercraft!
Make a Hovercraft!
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Make a Hovercraft!
Here's a fun activity that will introduce your fourth grader to the concept of frictionless motion by constructing a hovercraft.
4th grade
Science
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Make a Water Magnifier!
Make a Water Magnifier!
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Make a Water Magnifier!
Here's an interesting activity that will enable your child to make his own magnifier out of a drop of water
3rd grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Science
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Perform a Law of Motion Magic Trick
Perform a Law of Motion Magic Trick
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Perform a Law of Motion Magic Trick
This kids' activity is fun to perform and impressive to watch. Plus, it's a great example of Newton's First Law of Motion at work.
Science
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Can Crusher Experiment
Can Crusher Experiment
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Can Crusher Experiment
Experiment with the wonders of pressure and condensation by crushing a soda can with nothing but air and water!
Science
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Mini Waterfall
Mini Waterfall
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Mini Waterfall
Have your child build his own mini waterfall, and help him develop his planning, problem solving, and architectural skills.
4th grade
Science
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Play Science Password!
Play Science Password!
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Play Science Password!
This activity will help your child review science concepts, learn new ones, and become familiar with examples of various concepts in science. Plus, it's fun!
Science
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Spin the Bucket: A Centripetal Force Experiment
Spin the Bucket: A Centripetal Force Experiment
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Spin the Bucket: A Centripetal Force Experiment
Have your child try this classic experiment that demonstrates circular motion using a bucket and rope. Be careful, you might get soaked!
Science
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Make an Electrical Zapper
Make an Electrical Zapper
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Make an Electrical Zapper
Using simple materials found around your home, you can reinforce the static electricity concept by helping your child build a simple device with zapping power!
5th grade
Science
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Explore Surface Tension
Explore Surface Tension
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Explore Surface Tension
Here's a fun and simple activity to introduce your child to surface tension, and pull an awesome stunt in the process!
4th grade
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.