Outdoor Physics Fun

Take physics learning outdoors with these epic experiments about motion, gravity, friction and other forces of physics.

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Playground Physics

Playground Physics

Here is a quick experiment you can conduct at the playground to introduce or reinforce the concept of Newton's First Law, The Law of Inertia.
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Potato Cannon!

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.
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Construct an Easy Paddle Boat Racer!

Construct an Easy Paddle Boat Racer!

Invite your fifth grader to design a fleet of miniature paddle boats to race in the family bathtub.
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Spin the Bucket: A Centripetal Force Experiment

Spin the Bucket: A Centripetal Force Experiment

Have your child try this classic experiment that demonstrates circular motion using a bucket and rope. Be careful, you might get soaked!
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Observe the Greenhouse Effect in a Jar

Observe the Greenhouse Effect in a Jar

This simple experiment serves as an introduction to the greenhouse effect.
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Make a Hovercraft!

Make a Hovercraft!

Here's a fun activity that will introduce your fourth grader to the concept of frictionless motion by constructing a hovercraft.
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