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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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Take advantage of the fact that ink and water don't mix and introduce your kid to suminagashi, a Japanese form of art.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
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!
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Help your young scientist celebrate the wonders of the night sky in the comfort of your own home.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
It's food. It's Thanksgiving tradition. And guess what: Cranberry Sauce is also science! Try our simple recipe/experiment.
Fifth Grade
Chemistry
Help your fifth grader trace your family's roots and interview all the living mothers to create a makeshift, 3-D family tree!
Fifth Grade
Nature Activities
Learn about Ikebana, or the Japanese art of flower arranging, with your child while artfully arranging spring flowers!
Fifth Grade
Nature Activities
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.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Teach your fifth grader about the wonders of wind by making and observing this winter wind chime.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Help your fifth grader embrace the roots--literally--of Mother's Day by growing carnations to honor mothers in you family's history.
Fifth Grade
Nature Activities
Kids conduct a simple birdseed experiment to figure out what kinds of birds live nearby in this fun science activity.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
From flower-filled fun to earth-conscious art, these springtime activities are a great way to celebrate the season. Enjoy the warmer weather, and get crafting with these simple DIYs.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space 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
Take physics learning outdoors with these epic experiments about motion, gravity, friction and other forces of physics.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science

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