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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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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
With this hands-on activity, you'll show how fall colors are hidden in the leaf all year long!
Fifth Grade
Life Science
Teach your child some scientific basics as you explore the densities of various liquids in this fun experiment.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Want to help make studying the nervous system a little more fun? This thinking cap is a great way to learn external human brain anatomy.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
Calling all mad scientists! Set up a home chemistry lab in the kitchen to explore slime, acids and bases, and even make your own homemade frozen yogurt.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
In this activity, you'll not only make your own bouncy balls at home, but your child will also learn how polymers are made.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
In this activity your child will make a coiling snake out of simple household materials, and also find out why they coil.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
This simple experiment serves as an introduction to the greenhouse effect.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Is your child a nature nut with an eye for creative, green-friendly projects? Introduce him to this amazing DIY bird feeder!
Fifth Grade
Nature Activities
Boys might wrinkle their noses at the thought of gardening, but we guarantee they'll like this activity! Make a recycled terrarium full of bug-eating plants.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
In celebration of Earth Day, help your fifth grader write a poem from the Earth to its inhabitants.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Help your first grade scientist celebrate the wonders of the night sky in the comfort of your own home.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Teach your fifth grader about the wonders of wind by making and observing this winter wind chime.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Believe it or not, the common spud has enough electrochemical energy to power a small digital clock. Show your sixth grader how!
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
In this plant habitats activity, children play the role of an ecologist and take surveys of different areas to discover the best habitat for dandelions.
Fifth Grade
Life Science

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