Weston Middle
Weston, MA

Physical Science Activities

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Soap Bubbles:

Science of Sound    

Zip-Lock Bag Ice Cream

Paper Towel Chromatography    

  • Dry Ice

    Alka-Seltzer Rocket:

  • Though important to the overall effect of the medication, the aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) does not contribute to the effervescent action of Alka-Seltzer; the effervescence is produced by the baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and citric acid's reacting to form sodium citrate and carbon dioxide gas.
  • Film Canister Rocket
  • Youtube Video-Film Canister Rocket

Static Electricity


Battery Science



Science is Fun Home Page

Lots of cool physical experiments!

 The Chemistry of Soap
Revised March 2009 by Jonathan Dietz, dietzj@mail.weston.org