Physical Science Activities & Experiments

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Test for Acids or Bases Using...Flowers!
Test for Acids or Bases Using...Flowers!
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Test for Acids or Bases Using...Flowers!
Conduct a simple science experiment to see if flowers from your garden pass the acid-base indicator test with this exciting chemistry activity.
5th grade
Science
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Test the Power of Baking Powder
Test the Power of Baking Powder
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Test the Power of Baking Powder
Show your kids the power of baking powder by conducting a simple experiment. Make four batches of cornbread, all identical except for one thing: baking powder!
3rd grade
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Candle Burning Experiment
Candle Burning Experiment
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Candle Burning Experiment
Here's a science experiment that gives your kids a chance to see how fire needs oxygen to burn, with a little math and writing practice thrown in.
1st grade
Science
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Measure the Moon
Measure the Moon
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Measure the Moon
Has your kid noticed how much bigger the moon looks when it's low in the sky? Here's an activity you can do to show them that it's just an optical illusion.
3rd grade
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Ready, Aim, Marshmallows!
Ready, Aim, Marshmallows!
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Ready, Aim, Marshmallows!
Science isn't ho hum anymore when it involves building catapults to teach your fifth grader about projectile motion.
5th grade
Science
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Experiment with Magnetism: Make a Hanging Compass
Experiment with Magnetism: Make a Hanging Compass
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Experiment with Magnetism: Make a Hanging Compass
Experiment with magnetism in this 8th grade science activity in which your child will create a working compass using a steel needle, magnet, and jar.
Science
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How Strong are a Bird's Bones?
How Strong are a Bird's Bones?
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How Strong are a Bird's Bones?
In this science experiment, your child will test the strength of hollow structures in order to understand how strong bird bones really are.
5th grade
Science
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Make Gak: Experiment with Polymers
Make Gak: Experiment with Polymers
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Make Gak: Experiment with Polymers
In this 3rd grade science activity, you'll experiment with the little-known fourth state of matter: polymers! Mix borax with white glue and watch what happens.
3rd grade
Science
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DIY Pinwheels
DIY Pinwheels
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DIY Pinwheels
The pinwheel is a simple toy that has been around for years and uses the wonders of the wind to spin it and delight kids of all ages!
3rd grade
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Homemade Frozen Yogurt
Homemade Frozen Yogurt
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Homemade Frozen Yogurt
Your kid can learn about the process of making frozen yogurt and enjoy a homemade, flavorful dessert. Experiment with this fun, chilly food!
5th grade
Science
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Do a Balloon Sandbag Science Experiment
Do a Balloon Sandbag Science Experiment
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Do a Balloon Sandbag Science Experiment
Your child will learn science and make a fun new malleable toy with this balloon sandbag science experiment.
4th grade
Science
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Magic Soap Experiment
Magic Soap Experiment
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Magic Soap Experiment
Your child will do a fun science experiment using soap and pepper flakes to help understand the concepts of water molecules and the surface tension of water.
2nd grade
Science
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Fizzy Water
Fizzy Water
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Fizzy Water
Here's a fun science experiment that's refreshingly tasty too! Turn regular water into a tasty treat perfect for consuming on a hot day.
2nd grade
Science
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Learn Shadow Science
Learn Shadow Science
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Learn Shadow Science
Introduce your child to science with something they see everyday--their shadow!
1st grade
Science
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Build a Popsicle Stick Bridge
Build a Popsicle Stick Bridge
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Build a Popsicle Stick Bridge
Inspire your child to put on her engineer hat for the day, as she builds her very own, double-decker bridge.
3rd grade
Science
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How to Make a Cartesian Diver
How to Make a Cartesian Diver
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How to Make a Cartesian Diver
Experiment with buoyancy to learn how a submarine rises and sinks in this classic science experiment.
5th grade
Science
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Craft Fizzing Bath Soaps
Craft Fizzing Bath Soaps
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Craft Fizzing Bath Soaps
Help your child experiment with the combination of acid and baking soda by making these homemade bath bombs!
2nd grade
Science
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How to Make a Water Wheel
How to Make a Water Wheel
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How to Make a Water Wheel
This simple "how to make a water wheel" activity makes physics come alive for your child by demonstrating how different kinds of energy work.
4th grade
Science
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Under Pressure
Under Pressure
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Under Pressure
A simple science experiment exploring the physics of water pressure that's been amazing people since Medieval times.
5th grade
Science
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Spooky Science Experiment
Spooky Science Experiment
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Spooky Science Experiment
This easy Halloween-themed science experiment for first-graders is perfect for chilly October afternoons or great as a Halloween party activity.
1st grade
Science
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Separate Salt and Pepper With Static Electricity
Separate Salt and Pepper With Static Electricity
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Separate Salt and Pepper With Static Electricity
What's the quickest way to separate salt and pepper? Let static electricity do the work! Your child will be fascinated by this simple experiment.
2nd grade
Science
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How to Make a Whirligig
How to Make a Whirligig
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How to Make a Whirligig
An home science experiment for older students that teaches about the science behind heat.
4th grade
Science
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Fruit Popsicles
Fruit Popsicles
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Fruit Popsicles
Popsicles aren't just for the summertime, this activity takes cold and turns it into a creative and tasty science experiment.
4th grade
Science
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Make Your Own Soap
Make Your Own Soap
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Make Your Own Soap
Encourage your child to think outside the bathtub by making her very own handmade soaps! Perfect as a present, a decoration, or just to pamper herself.
4th grade
Science
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Play Forensic Flashlight Tricks
Play Forensic Flashlight Tricks
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Play Forensic Flashlight Tricks
Learn to solve a crime scene investigation using an important forensics tool: oblique lighting.
3rd 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.