Physical Science Activities & Experiments

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Nice Shades! How Light and Color Affect Sight
Nice Shades! How Light and Color Affect Sight
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Nice Shades! How Light and Color Affect Sight
Create a homemade pair of sunglasses with colored lenses to see just how light and color affect our sight! Use this fun project to practice science!
3rd grade
Science
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Halloween Decorations: Make Ghouly Hands!
Halloween Decorations: Make Ghouly Hands!
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Halloween Decorations: Make Ghouly Hands!
Want to make Halloween truly eerie? Science to the rescue! These ghouly hands come alive with a little help from simple chemistry.
4th grade
Science
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How to Make an Ethernet Cable
How to Make an Ethernet Cable
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How to Make an Ethernet Cable
Start thinking about how the internet works by assembling an Ethernet cable of your own!
Science
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Superhero Lightning Bolt
Superhero Lightning Bolt
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Superhero Lightning Bolt
Help your kid feel like a superhero with this safe and fun science experiment that creates an electrical charge that's like a mini lightning bolt!
2nd grade
Science
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Create a Sandwich Bag Explosion!
Create a Sandwich Bag Explosion!
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Create a Sandwich Bag Explosion!
Chemistry is a blast with this backyard bomb made from a sandwich bag. All you need are ingredients from the pantry to create a satisfying, and safe, explosion.
1st grade
Science
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Make a Paper Helicopter
Make a Paper Helicopter
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Make a Paper Helicopter
Make your own helicopter using a paper clip and a sheet of paper. Hold the spinner up in the air, let it go, and watch it spin gracefully to the ground.
3rd grade
Science
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Potato Cannon
Potato Cannon
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Potato Cannon
This potato cannon activity teaches your middle schooler about the principle of Boyle's Law. Make a potato cannon and have a blast learning about science.
Science
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Viking Funeral
Viking Funeral
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Viking Funeral
Excite your fourth grader by recreating ancient Viking myths. This miniature longboat will explore the principle of water molecules expanding when heated.
4th grade
Science
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Homemade Barometer
Homemade Barometer
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Homemade Barometer
This homemade barometer allows your little scientist to contemplate and compare different air and weather conditions.
3rd grade
Science
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Bottle Race Car
Bottle Race Car
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Bottle Race Car
Your second grader will love this simple soda bottle race car activity. Make a ramp and customize your car for an entertaining way to learn scientific concepts.
2nd grade
Science
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Bungee Jump ... With Eggs!
Bungee Jump ... With Eggs!
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Bungee Jump ... With Eggs!
Invite your middle schooler to bungee jump ... with eggs! This experiment will demonstrate Newton's laws of physics in an entertaining way.
Science
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What is Induction?
What is Induction?
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What is Induction?
Amaze your kids by separating a salt and pepper mixture using an "electric spoon" charged with wool.
4th grade
Science
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Create a Constellation
Create a Constellation
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Create a Constellation
Looking for an enjoyable evening activity you can do with your kids? Study the stars: help them learn about constellations by making one of their own.
3rd grade
Science
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Make a Balloon Stick to the Wall Like "Magic"
Make a Balloon Stick to the Wall Like "Magic"
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Make a Balloon Stick to the Wall Like "Magic"
Try the classic balloon-on-the-wall trick with your kid and watch static electricity in action.
3rd grade
Science
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Send Water Uphill!
Send Water Uphill!
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Send Water Uphill!
Show your fifth grade scientist how to create a siphon using two buckets, plastic tubing, and water. Watch her astonishment as the water travels uphill!
5th grade
Science
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Try Water Science Trickery!
Try Water Science Trickery!
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Try Water Science Trickery!
This experiment that explores water and air pressure will amaze your fifth grader as it appears that a single card is holding water in an upside-down glass.
5th grade
Science
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Design a Great Glass Xylophone!
Design a Great Glass Xylophone!
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Design a Great Glass Xylophone!
Your third grader will delight in learning about sound waves as he observes the different sounds created by tapping on glasses with varying amounts of water.
3rd grade
Science
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Dried Fruit vs Fresh Fruit
Dried Fruit vs Fresh Fruit
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Dried Fruit vs Fresh Fruit
Your 1st grade scientist will improve her observation skills as she's encouraged to eat healthy by comparing the dry and fresh fruit in this experiment.
1st grade
Science
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Potato Battery
Potato Battery
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Potato Battery
Believe it or not, the common spud has enough electrochemical energy to power a small digital clock.
5th grade
Science
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Can Your Own Spaghetti Sauce
Can Your Own Spaghetti Sauce
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Can Your Own Spaghetti Sauce
Give your child an introduction to food preservation by making and canning your own yummy, homemade pasta sauce!
4th grade
Science
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Volcano Project
Volcano Project
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Volcano Project
Children combine an acid and an alkaline substance to simulate a volcano eruption in this fun experiment.
4th grade
Science
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Compare Cotton and Nylon Absorbency
Compare Cotton and Nylon Absorbency
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Compare Cotton and Nylon Absorbency
Invite your fifth grader to test the different rates of liquid absorption in synthetic and cotton materials, such as nylon and cotton.
5th grade
Science
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Sock Science
Sock Science
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Sock Science
Wool can absorb 1/3 of its weight in water, while still keeping the body warm. She can test this theory by performing a scientific sock comparison!
2nd grade
Science
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Make a Homemade Hand Warmer!
Make a Homemade Hand Warmer!
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Make a Homemade Hand Warmer!
On the next chilly, winter day, invite your fifth grader to make a hand warmer by experimenting with the loaded combination of a few natural ingredients.
4th grade
Science
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Keep a Candle Burning Underwater!
Keep a Candle Burning Underwater!
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Keep a Candle Burning Underwater!
Help your fifth grader execute this experiment involving a lit candle (submerged in water!) to show him the wonders of heat energy transference.
5th 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.