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Fifth Grade Science Activities and Experiments

Browse through our Fifth Grade science activities & experiments. We have many Fifth Grade science activities to keep your student learning on the fly, all year long. For more in depth science projects, take a look at the Science Fair Project Ideas section of the site.

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Take physics learning outdoors with these epic experiments about motion, gravity, friction and other forces of physics.
Fifth Grade
Physical 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
Experiment with buoyancy to learn how a submarine rises and sinks in this classic science experiment.
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
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
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
What happens when colored beams of light mix? You might be surprised.
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
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
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
With a clear bottle and a few plastic straws, you can easily make a hummingbird feeder and demonstrate the effects of atmospheric pressure at the same time!
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space 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
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
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

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