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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!

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Experiment with buoyancy to learn how a submarine rises and sinks in this classic science experiment.
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
With this hands-on activity, you'll show how fall colors are hidden in the leaf all year long!
Fifth Grade
Life 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
Get your fifth grader involved in some earth science by helping her plan and create her very own rock collection.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Learn how to make marbleized paper with simple everyday ingredients in this fun activity! Your child will learn about oil and water while doing this project.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Some fossils have been been preserved for billions of years! Help your kid understand how fossils are created and preserved with this crafty project.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space 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
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
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
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
Teach your child some scientific basics as you explore the densities of various liquids in this fun experiment.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science

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