Physical Science Activities & Experiments

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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.
1st grade
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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!
1st grade
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Turn Salt Water into Drinking Water
Turn Salt Water into Drinking Water
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Turn Salt Water into Drinking Water
Do this experiment to help your first grader understand how salt can be removed from salt water. All it takes are a few household materials.
Preschool
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Make Frost on the Window!
Make Frost on the Window!
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Make Frost on the Window!
Here is a nifty science experiment using Epsom salts to make "frost" appear on a piece of glass.
5th grade
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Homemade Lava Lamp
Homemade Lava Lamp
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Homemade Lava Lamp
A homemade lava lamp gives any room a retro flair. Find out how to make a homemade lava lamp, and learn some science too, with this educational activity.
4th grade
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A Glow in the Dark Bonanza!
A Glow in the Dark Bonanza!
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A Glow in the Dark Bonanza!
If your fourth grader is obsessed with all things glow-in-the-dark, then here's an activity that will really light up her imagination!
4th grade
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Make Homemade Glue!
Make Homemade Glue!
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Make Homemade Glue!
This surprisingly good glue recipe comes from common kitchen items.
3rd grade
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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.
1st grade
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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.
1st grade
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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.
1st grade
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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"!
1st grade
Science
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Physics Magic Trick
Physics Magic Trick
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Physics Magic Trick
Delight your budding scientist with this cool physics magic trick and teach her some basic physics concepts while you're at it!
2nd grade
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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!
1st grade
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Candy Science Experiments: Toffee!
Candy Science Experiments: Toffee!
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Candy Science Experiments: Toffee!
Let your fourth grade chef mix up butter and sugar with scientific principles about different states of matter, and get delicious toffee, too.
4th grade
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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.
1st grade
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Experiment with Sudsy Lemon Science
Experiment with Sudsy Lemon Science
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Experiment with Sudsy Lemon Science
Magic, science, or household cleanser? Let your second grader decide with this practical, nontoxic chemistry experiment with acids and bases.
2nd grade
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Build a Balloon-Powered Car
Build a Balloon-Powered Car
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Build a Balloon-Powered Car
This balloon-powered car project is a great way for your kid to learn about energy and how it can be used efficiently.
2nd grade
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States of Matter in a Baggie
States of Matter in a Baggie
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States of Matter in a Baggie
Try this experiment to give your curious kid a more "solid" understanding of how temperature affects the states of matter.
2nd grade
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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.
1st grade
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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.
1st grade
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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.
1st grade
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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.
1st grade
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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!
1st grade
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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!
1st grade
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How Windy Is It? A Weather Science Experiment
How Windy Is It? A Weather Science Experiment
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How Windy Is It? A Weather Science Experiment
Help your second grade scientist explore the timely topic of wind speed using a version of the classic Beaufort Scale.
2nd 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.