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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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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
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
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
Learn with makes water molecules work with this fun and easy science activity!
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
It's food. It's Thanksgiving tradition. And guess what: Cranberry Sauce is also science! Try our simple recipe/experiment.
Fifth Grade
Chemistry
Make sourdough bread...and learn some colonial history and modern science in the process!
Fifth Grade
Life 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
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
Are you looking for an out-of-this world activity that is both fun and educational?
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
In this game, players will learn interesting facts about animal adaption and practice them using a fun matching card game!
Fifth Grade
Life Science

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