Physical Science Activities & Experiments

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Molecule Madness: A Water Experiment
Molecule Madness: A Water Experiment
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Molecule Madness: A Water Experiment
Learn with makes water molecules work with this fun and easy science activity!
5th grade
Science
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Disappearing Crystals: A Refraction Experiment
Disappearing Crystals: A Refraction Experiment
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Disappearing Crystals: A Refraction Experiment
Illustrate the idea of light refraction with this exciting and mystifying experiment.
Science
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Weight Wonders: Big and Light...Heavy and Small?
Weight Wonders: Big and Light...Heavy and Small?
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Weight Wonders: Big and Light...Heavy and Small?
Here's a fun activity to help build thinking skills in young first grade scientists, and to encourage them to have a blast exploring the mass and volume.
1st grade
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Cartoon Physics
Cartoon Physics
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Cartoon Physics
Looking for a way to help your teen explore the fun side of physics? How about a round of Saturday morning cartoons?
Science
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Make a Better Paper Airplane
Make a Better Paper Airplane
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Make a Better Paper Airplane
Turn the common pastime of constructing paper airplanes into a lesson on the physics of aerodynamics and flight with this fun science activity.
5th grade
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Bake a Chemistry Cake
Bake a Chemistry Cake
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Bake a Chemistry Cake
Here's an experiment that will have your child experimenting with cake ingredients to learn about the chemical reactions that happen when a cake's in the oven.
5th grade
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Make a Water Magnifier!
Make a Water Magnifier!
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Make a Water Magnifier!
Here's an interesting activity that will enable your child to make his own magnifier out of a drop of water
3rd grade
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Float My Clay Boat
Float My Clay Boat
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Float My Clay Boat
Make water and clay play a little more scientific with this hands-on experiment that teaches displacement and shows how an object's shape affects its buoyancy.
4th grade
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Film Canister Rocket
Film Canister Rocket
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Film Canister Rocket
What's cooler than an explosion? Not much! This simple science experiment lets kids build their own pop rocket. So put on your safety goggles and let her rip.
1st grade
Science
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Make a Hovercraft!
Make a Hovercraft!
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Make a Hovercraft!
Here's a fun activity that will introduce your fourth grader to the concept of frictionless motion by constructing a hovercraft.
4th grade
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Explore Surface Tension
Explore Surface Tension
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Explore Surface Tension
Here's a fun and simple activity to introduce your child to surface tension, and pull an awesome stunt in the process!
4th grade
Science
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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
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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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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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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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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
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Egg in a Bottle
Egg in a Bottle
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Egg in a Bottle
Check out this mind-blowing experiment in which a hard-boiled egg will fit through an impossibly small opening with the help of only a few matches!
5th grade
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Understanding Volume
Understanding Volume
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Understanding Volume
This is a fun way to introduce kids to the concept of volume, and give them a quick hands-on activity to boot.
1st grade
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Make a Fistful of Slime!
Make a Fistful of Slime!
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Make a Fistful of Slime!
Get your hands on a concoction that breaks the rules about what's a solid and what's a liquid.
5th grade
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Density Demonstration
Density Demonstration
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Density Demonstration
Show your child that the simplest ingredients (salt and water) can be used to illustrate the concept of density!
4th grade
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Yeast Balloon Science!
Yeast Balloon Science!
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Yeast Balloon Science!
Think you can blow up a balloon without using your mouth? This isn't just a cool trick, it's also a great way to introduce chemistry and biology concepts.
1st grade
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Wheels and Axles
Wheels and Axles
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Wheels and Axles
Engineers in training can get started with this simple wheel-and-axle construction activity.
1st grade
Science
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Ancient Building Techniques
Ancient Building Techniques
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Ancient Building Techniques
Help your child get a grasp on what it was like to build gigantic ancient structures with this easy engineering activity about science and physics.
4th grade
Science
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Homemade Submarine
Homemade Submarine
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Homemade Submarine
Has your child ever asked you how a submarine works? Here's a simple bathtub project that will make for a hands-on answer.
3rd grade
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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.