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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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Help your child understand surface tension by showing her how she can create a 'skin' on top of water.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Help your fifth grader execute this experiment involving a lit candle (submerged in water!) to show him the wonders of heat energy transference.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Believe it or not, the common spud has enough electrochemical energy to power a small digital clock. Show your sixth grader how!
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
This experiment uses a yeast solution, liquid detergent, and hydrogen peroxide to produce an exciting reaction like no other!
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
Show your child how to construct a homemade thermometer. It's hands-on fun and a great way to complement what he's learning about this instrument in school.
Fifth Grade
Environmental Science
Show your fifth grade scientist how to create a siphon using two buckets, plastic tubing, and water. Watch her astonishment as the water travels uphill!
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
What happens when colored beams of light mix? You might be surprised.
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
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
How to test for acids and bases? In this activity you and your child can make your own indicator from red cabbage!
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Teach your child some scientific basics as you explore the densities of various liquids in this fun experiment.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
This simple experiment serves as an introduction to the greenhouse effect.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
This experiment that explores water and air pressure will amaze your fifth grader as it appears that a single card is holding water in an upside-down glass.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science

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