Physics Games for Kids

What's the best way to get kids interested in a subject like physics? Make it fun! And that's just what the physics games on this list do, so check it out for our favorites.

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Boom Blox

age 7+

Fun cooperative/competitive block-busting puzzler.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii (2008)
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Hovercraft - Build Fly Retry

age 7+

Cool 3-D modeling, racing, and revision; lots of ads.

Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android , Kindle Fire (2015)
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LocoRoco 2

age 7+

Clever, creative puzzles about rolling animated blobs.

Platforms: PSP (2009)
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Crayon Physics Deluxe

age 8+

Innovative game combines physics puzzles and drawing.

Platforms: Linux , Mac , Windows (2009)
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Fluidity: Spin Cycle

age 8+

Fun, downloadable 3DS puzzler lets kids play with physics.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS (2013)
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Gravity Ghost

age 8+

Beautiful puzzler explores life, death, and relationships.

Platforms: Linux , Mac , Windows (2015)
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LittleBigPlanet

age 8+

Amazing game where you play, create, and share.

Platforms: PlayStation 3 (2008)
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Tumble

age 8+

Physics-based puzzler makes great use of PlayStation Move.

Platforms: PlayStation 3 (2010)
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GAME

World of Goo

age 8+

Brilliant physics-based puzzler turns player into engineer.

Platforms: Mac , Nintendo Wii , Windows (2008)
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GAME

Quantum Conundrum

age 9+

Fun first-person puzzler combines physics with brainteasers.

Platforms: PlayStation 3 , Windows , Xbox 360 (2012)
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Backyard Engineers

age 10+

Catapult-based physics with repetitive play, comic violence.

Platforms: Linux , Mac , Windows (2013)
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Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device

age 10+

Exciting mystery teaches about physics and electricity.

Platforms: Mac , Windows (2012)
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GAME

ScreamRide

age 10+

Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.

Platforms: Xbox 360 , Xbox One (2015)
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Wreckateer

age 10+

Kinect physics puzzler makes razing castles a hoot.

Platforms: Xbox 360 (2012)
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Gravity Rush

age 13+

Quirky and fun gravity-shifting game has strong heroine.

Platforms: PlayStation Vita (2012)