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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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Experiment with buoyancy to learn how a submarine rises and sinks in this classic science experiment.
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
By using static electricity generated from their body, a child can cause a small fluorescent lamp bulb to light up!
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
Science isn't ho hum anymore when it involves building catapults to teach your fifth grader about projectile motion.
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
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
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
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
Take physics learning outdoors with these epic experiments about motion, gravity, friction and other forces of physics.
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
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
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
Here's a fun activity that will have your child researching, collecting, and charting plant specimens from the neighborhood.
Fifth Grade
Life Science

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