How Things Work for Kids

These worksheets teach kids all about how things work by explaining the basic principles of physical science.

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Speed of Light

Speed of Light

Children are introduced to the concept of the speed of light in this illustrated worksheet.
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All About Magnets

All About Magnets

If your scientist is mad for magnets, let him explore a few fun facts about magnetism with this physics page!
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Newton's Third Law

Newton's Third Law

If you push your little brother, does he push back? Well, according to Newton's third law of motion, he does!
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Newton's Second Law

Newton's Second Law

Why is it harder to throw a bowling ball than it is to throw a beach ball? The answer is in Newton's second law of motion!
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Newton's First Law

Newton's First Law

Why do we wear our seat belts in the car? Newton's first law of motion, or the law of inertia, explains that objects in motion stay in motion!
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Air Resistance

Air Resistance

Did you know that air has substance too? Learn about air resistance, also known as drag. Air resistance affects the movement of all the things on our planet!
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Paper Airplane Physics

Paper Airplane Physics

Ever wonder about how to make the perfect paper airplane? Learn about the four forces that affect flight with paper airplane physics!
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Condensation and Evaporation

Condensation and Evaporation

What is the difference between condensation and evaporation? Learn about natural cooling and heating processes that are caused by changing states of matter!
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How Lightning Works

How Lightning Works

Ever wonder what causes lightning to strike? Explore the physics of lightning with this striking physical science worksheet!
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The Doppler Effect

The Doppler Effect

Ever wonder why sounds change as they move away from us? Learn all about the Doppler effect with this physics worksheet.
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Law of Gravity

Law of Gravity

Discover some of the fascinating properties of gravity by studying one of Newton's famous laws, the Law of Gravitation.
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What is Friction?

What is Friction?

Have you ever felt the sting of rug burn or rope burn? That's friction at work! Learn a bit about this important physical force with a comprehensive worksheet.
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Speed of Sound

Speed of Sound

How fast does sound travel? Help your child figure out the physics of sound waves with this informative worksheet.
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What is Energy?

What is Energy?

Energy is a crucial part of physical science! All things on Earth have energy, whether it's potential or kinetic.
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