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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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Experiment with buoyancy to learn how a submarine rises and sinks in this classic science experiment.
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
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
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
Get your fifth grader involved in some earth science by helping her plan and create her very own rock collection.
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
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
This experiment uses a yeast solution, liquid detergent, and hydrogen peroxide to produce an exciting reaction like no other!
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 physics learning outdoors with these epic experiments about motion, gravity, friction and other forces of physics.
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
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
In this activity, your kid will watch coal turn into crystals right before her very eyes, and learn some science along the way!
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science

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