Science activities engage and intrigue kids in ways not possible by other topics. Hands-on science experiments are even better. Get kids moving and involved in the science lesson and you’re on your way. You’ve created a lifelong scientist! Exploring science rarely takes many out of the ordinary materials, often materials you can find around your home.
Friction experiments are some of the easiest, inexpensive, and most enjoyable for kids. Below are my favorite and super cool friction activities for kids.
Easy & Amazing Friction Activities for Kids
Exploring Ramps & Friction from Pre-K Pages
What a cool and easy way to experiment with friction! Kids love cars and ramps. So, why not introduce a little science learning with a friction activity? This science lesson involves mostly things from around the house, too, which is always a bonus!
Cool Experiments with Friction from JDaniel4’sMom
This activity is similar to the above but gives additional ideas for exploring different surface tensions with cars and ramps. I love the textures used in this friction activity! This activity completes the learning circle with making predictions, noting observations, and examining the results. This science activity integrates math and other less tangible skills such as focus and concentration by completing the activity!
Hockey Science from Creative Family Fun
I love this activity for so many reasons. It demonstrates friction in a fun and cool way. Kids love this activity and it includes a worksheet to bring the friction learning home.
One of outnumbers all time favorite science lessons of all time. Does it get any easier than a bottle, rice, and a chopstick. Okay, there is a funnel involved in the experiment, also. The best part is how mesmerized children are by being able to pick up a bottle of rice with a chopstick alone. Science is indeed magical. Explore Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion with this activity!
Does science get any cooler than making a hovercraft? You will be hard-pressed to find a more engaging and easy friction experiment. Kids have fun and make a really cool machine on top of it.