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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In this activity your child will make a coiling snake out of simple household materials, and also find out why they coil.
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Help your young scientist celebrate the wonders of the night sky in the comfort of your own home.
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Is your child a nature nut with an eye for creative, green-friendly projects? Introduce him to this amazing DIY bird feeder!
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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.
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It's food. It's Thanksgiving tradition. And guess what: Cranberry Sauce is also science! Try our simple recipe/experiment.
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All you need are pencils, paper and some scissors to get started on this easy and fun game to review astronomy information, or other types of study concepts.
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Learn about Ikebana, or the Japanese art of flower arranging, with your child while artfully arranging spring flowers!
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Many ancient cultures used the rising or setting sun to create calendars. Observe the setting sun once a week to come up with your own solar calendar!
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In celebration of Earth Day, help your fifth grader write a poem from the Earth to its inhabitants.
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Kids conduct a simple birdseed experiment to figure out what kinds of birds live nearby in this fun science activity.
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Teach your fifth grader about the wonders of wind by making and observing this winter wind chime.

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