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Physical Science

Explore our learning resources related to physical science.

Teach your students and kids about physical sciences with National Air and Space Museum resources, including interactive activities, videos, episodes of our middle school webcast STEM in 30, the EZ Science video series with director Ellen Stofan, and more.

Aerodynamics        Air Pressure        Balloons & Airships       Flight Dynamics        Gravity & Air        Meteorology        Propulsion



Air in Motion

Vortex Drag

Free Fall

Bernoulli Brain-Teasers


Air Pressure

What Marshmallows Teach Us About Space

Noodling Around With Air Pressure

LIT! Air Pressure Demonstration

Air Pressure

Is Air Really There?


Balloons & Airships

EZ Science: Balloon Science

Hot Air Balloons and Air Pressure

Lighter Than Air


Plummeting Through the Layers of the Atmosphere


Flight Dynamics

Roll, Pitch, and Yaw

Is There Gravity in Orbit?

Orbital Motion


Gravity and Air

Gravity Keeps Us Down to Earth



Rock Me Like a Hurricane: Earth's Largest Storms

How Weather Impacts Air Travel

The Hurricane Hunters



Thrust: Propellers

Three Types of Engines

Thrust: Rocket Engines