Physical Science Activities & Experiments

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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.
1st grade
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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:
1st grade
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Make Marbleized Paper!
Make Marbleized Paper!
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Make Marbleized Paper!
Learn how to make marbleized paper with simple everyday ingredients in this fun activity! Your child will learn about oil and water while doing this project.
5th grade
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Sunscreen Experiment
Sunscreen Experiment
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Sunscreen Experiment
When you see those sunscreen "protection levels," what does that really mean? Try this experiment to find out.
3rd grade
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Skin Science!
Skin Science!
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Skin Science!
How sensitive is your skin? Here's a fourth grade science experiment that lets your child figure it out.
4th grade
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Rock Candy Science
Rock Candy Science
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Rock Candy Science
The next time you've got a restless second grade earth scientist on your hands, use this experiment to demonstrate crystals and make a tasty treat, too!
2nd grade
Science
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Skewered Balloons!
Skewered Balloons!
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Skewered Balloons!
Explore the chemistry of latex polymers with this outrageous, hilarious science activity.
4th grade
Science
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Taste Test Science: Fool Your Tongue!
Taste Test Science: Fool Your Tongue!
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Taste Test Science: Fool Your Tongue!
This taste buds science experiment demonstrates how strongly our sense of smell controls what we taste.
4th grade
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Experiment With Sound Waves
Experiment With Sound Waves
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Experiment With Sound Waves
Every time a sound is produced it emits a sound wave. This experiment demonstrates how sound travels, using nothing more than a spoon and a string!
5th grade
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Electric Science: Make a Battery!
Electric Science: Make a Battery!
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Electric Science: Make a Battery!
Try this chemistry experiment with your curious kid and get some "shocking" results!
4th grade
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Blow It Out!
Blow It Out!
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Blow It Out!
Air invisible; it doesn't make sounds; you can't pick it up and throw it. So how do we know it exists? Help your second grade scientist figure it out.
2nd grade
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Balloon Air Pressure Magic
Balloon Air Pressure Magic
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Balloon Air Pressure Magic
Get your sense of humor ready for this fun science experiment that demonstrates the fundamental physics of air pressure.
3rd grade
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Make Your Own Marshmallows
Make Your Own Marshmallows
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Make Your Own Marshmallows
Make your own marshmallows and mix up some very interesting third grade chemistry lessons while you're at it!
3rd grade
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Experiment with Salt Water Conductivity
Experiment with Salt Water Conductivity
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Experiment with Salt Water Conductivity
Does your child know that salt water conducts electricity? This simple experiment will show how salt water acts as a conductor to electrical currents.
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Layering Liquids: Explore Density Science
Layering Liquids: Explore Density Science
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Layering Liquids: Explore Density Science
Teach your child some scientific basics as you explore the densities of various liquids in this fun experiment.
5th grade
Science
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Soda Explosion
Soda Explosion
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Soda Explosion
This 4th of July, explore fourth grade science and make some safe fireworks in your own backyard using soda pop!
4th grade
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Easy Fudge
Easy Fudge
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Easy Fudge
This Mother's Day, mix in some fifth grade science learning to create this fabulous fudge!
5th grade
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Firework Science
Firework Science
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Firework Science
Put your second grade scientist to work this Fourth of July with our colorful "liquid fireworks" project!
2nd grade
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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.
1st grade
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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.
1st grade
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The Science of Sound
The Science of Sound
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The Science of Sound
What causes sound? Here's a simple science experiment that adds a visual element to the science of sound to help kids better understand this tricky concept.
3rd grade
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Make a Sand Clock
Make a Sand Clock
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Make a Sand Clock
An hour glass, also known as a sand clock, keeps time. In this activity, your child will make her own sand clock and measure the time it keeps.
4th grade
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Create a Collection That Rocks!
Create a Collection That Rocks!
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Create a Collection That Rocks!
Get your fifth grader involved in some earth science by helping her plan and create her very own rock collection.
5th grade
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Design a Floating Cork Boat
Design a Floating Cork Boat
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Design a Floating Cork Boat
Here's a great activity that uses corks and toothpicks to create a fleet of floating boats. Which design makes for the most seaworthy vessel?
3rd grade
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Build a Pinhole Camera
Build a Pinhole Camera
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Build a Pinhole Camera
Before digital cameras, before Polaroids, there was the original pinhole camera. Build a pinhole camera and see what true vintage photography looks like!
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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.