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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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With this hands-on activity, you'll show how fall colors are hidden in the leaf all year long!
Fifth Grade
Life 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
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
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
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
Your kid can learn about the process of making frozen yogurt and enjoy a homemade, flavorful dessert. Experiment with this fun, chilly food!
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Every time a sound is produced it emits a sound wave. This experiment demonstrates how sound travels, using nothing more than a spoon and a string!
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
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
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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