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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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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