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Fifth Grade Science Activities and Experiments

It's hard to deny that science inspires a sense of wonder, and our fifth grade science activities and experiments are sure to draw your child in. We have everything from nature activities that just scratch the surface of biological concepts and truths, to more complex experiments that illustrate the scientific laws that govern our universe. Perhaps your kid will be captivated by some of our optical illusion demos or the mind blowing candle underwater experiment. Or maybe she'll simply be impressed by the diversity of life all around her as she records her observations in a Darwin journal. Browse our science activities and show your kid just how cool science can be!

Looking for science ideas that revolve around the scientific method? We also have an impressive selection of Science Fair Projects.

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What happens when colored beams of light mix? You might be surprised.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Help your child understand surface tension by showing her how she can create a 'skin' on top of water.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Conduct a simple science experiment to see if flowers from your garden pass the acid-base indicator test with this exciting chemistry activity.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Get your hands on a concoction that breaks the rules about what's a solid and what's a liquid.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Turn the common time killer of constructing paper airplanes into a lesson on the physics of aerodynamics and flight with this fun science activity.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Here is a nifty science experiment using Epsom salts to make 'frost' appear on a piece of glass.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
By using static electricity generated from their body, a child can cause a small fluorescent lamp bulb to light up!
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Using simple materials found around your home, you can reinforce the static electricity concept by helping your child build a simple device with zapping power!
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Science isn't ho hum anymore when it involves building catapults to teach your fifth grader about projectile motion.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Take advantage of the fact that ink and water don't mix and introduce your kid to suminagashi, a Japanese form of art.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Here's a fun activity that will have your child researching, collecting, and charting plant specimens from the neighborhood.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
Based on the concept of water's 'freezing point,' this activity entails the lowering of water's freezing point to chill ice cream!
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
In this activity, your child will make her own 'quicksand' to better understand how a substance can be both fluid and solid at the same time.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science

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