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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
Get your hands on a concoction that breaks the rules about what's a solid and what's a liquid.
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
What happens when colored beams of light mix? You might be surprised.
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
In this science experiment, your child will test the strength of hollow structures in order to understand how strong bird bones really are.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Grow borax crystals and get your child excited about Earth science with this crafty science experiment.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space 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
Here's an experiment that will have your child experimenting with cake ingredients to learn about the chemical reactions that happen when a cake's in the oven.
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
Pair a planetarium visit with this fun art project that mimics the look of far-off galaxies.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science

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