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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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Help your fifth grader execute this experiment involving a lit candle (submerged in water!) to show him the wonders of heat energy transference.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Make sourdough bread...and learn some colonial history and modern science in the process!
Fifth Grade
Life Science
It's food. It's Thanksgiving tradition. And guess what: Cranberry Sauce is also science! Try our simple recipe/experiment.
Fifth Grade
Chemistry
Learn with makes water molecules work with this fun and easy science activity!
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Make a splash when you delve into this assemblage of science activities that features the life source we all know and love: Water!
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
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.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
The rock cycle will come alive for your child when he uses broken crayons to create the three basic rock types.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
This activity will introduce your child to the four different components of blood and give him a fun way to visualize its properties.
Fifth Grade
Life 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
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.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
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

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