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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What happens when colored beams of light mix? You might be surprised.
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There are hundreds of properties in rocks which you can describe, so get your geology goggles on and get ready to rock your child's science skills.
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This Mother's Day, mix in some fifth grade science learning to create this fabulous fudge!
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Here is a quick experiment you can conduct at the playground to introduce or reinforce the concept of Newton's First Law, The Law of Inertia.
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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.
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Here's a fun at-home activity that will help your child strengthen math skills using high and low temperature data, and become a master temperature tracker!
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Get your fifth grader involved in some earth science by helping her plan and create her very own rock collection.
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Help your fifth grader trace your family's roots and interview all the living mothers to create a makeshift, 3-D family tree!
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A simple science experiment exploring the physics of water pressure that's been amazing people since Medieval times.
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This easy at-home experiment is a great way to "see" science.
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In this game, players will learn interesting facts about animal adaption and practice them using a fun matching card game!
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Invite your fifth grader to test the different rates of liquid absorption in synthetic and cotton materials, such as nylon and cotton.
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Are you looking for an out-of-this world activity that's both fun and educational? This solar system garland is a great way to introduce your kid to astronomy.
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Here's a fun activity that will have your child researching, collecting, and charting plant specimens from the neighborhood.
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Make sourdough bread...and learn some colonial history and modern science in the process!
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The rock cycle will come alive for your child when he uses broken crayons to create the three basic rock types.
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Your kid can learn about the process of making frozen yogurt and enjoy a homemade, flavorful dessert. Experiment with this fun, chilly food!
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Help your fifth grader embrace the roots--literally--of Mother's Day by growing carnations to honor mothers in you family's history.
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In this outdoor science activity you'll find tips on how to create a nature journal by choosing a native plant or animal and tracking that species.
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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.

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