Homeschool/Education Freebies: Fun Physics Experiments

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Today’s freebie from Homeschool Freebie of the Day is a collection of fun Physics experiments:

Physics Experiments That You Can Do At Home (Pdf ebook) -A 22 page collection of fun and easy to do experiments about motion, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism and light. Published by Professor Clint Sprott and his associates as a part of the Wonders of Physics outreach program at the Physics Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For even more fun with Physics, check out the following links:

Rader’s Physics4Kids
An introduction to the science of physics -contains basic information on:

  • motion
  • heat and thermodynamics
  • electricity and magnetism
  • light
  • modern physics -nuclear and quantum physics, radioactivity, fission, fusion

Includes online quizzes to go with each subject.

Little Shop of Physics: Online Experiments -Do some experiments right now, right where you’re at. Includes experiments with common household items, experiments with your computer to learn about your brain plus a few online, interactive experiments (needs the Shockwave plug-in). For all grade levels, some experiments require adult supervision.

Marvelous Machines -Teach your children about simple machines with this series of 21 experiments for levers, wheels and inclined planes. Designed for the 3rd grade.

Physics Central: Color Me Physics -Introduce children to physics in a fun, exciting way with these free pdf ebooks.  Includes:

  • a coloring book of 10 famous physicists
  • a fun activity book starring Abigail Atom with games and puzzles

Physics Central: PhysicsQuests

Story-based activities that expose middle school students to the fun and relevance of science. APS provides a free PhysicsQuest kit to registered 6-9th grade physical science classes, home school groups, science clubs, and after-school programs. The kit includes a user’s manual and materials for four physics experiments.

Past PhysicsQuests are available as free downloads in PDF format and include:

  • Spectra’s Power
  • Nikolas Tesla and the Electric Fair
  • Marie Curie’s Floating Classes
  • Ben Franklin’s Secret Message
  • The Search for Einstein’s Hidden Treasure

Strange Matter -Discover the secrets of “materials science” on this fun, interactive website. Learn how stuff is put together, how it can be used, how it can be changed and made better to do more amazing things. Site contains games, experiments, videos, downloadable family and teacher’s guides and much more. Really neat stuff!



For even more free educational resources, please check my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling Page.

If you are on dial-up internet and want to download large files, try a download manager. I use the free Orbit Downloader which allows downloads to be paused and resumed; for files that can’t be resumed, I schedule them for downloading at night.

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