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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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In this game, players will learn interesting facts about animal adaption and practice them using a fun matching card game!
Fifth Grade
Life Science
Check out this mind-blowing experiment in which a hard-boiled egg will fit through an impossibly small opening with the help of only a few matches!
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
This easy at-home experiment is a great way to 'see' science.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Learn about Ikebana, or the Japanese art of flower arranging, with your child while artfully arranging spring flowers!
Fifth Grade
Nature Activities
A simple science experiment exploring the physics of water pressure that's been amazing people since Medieval times.
Fifth Grade
Physical 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
Here is a quick experiment you can conduct at the playground to introduce or reinforce the concept of Newton's First Law, The Law of Inertia.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
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
Kids conduct a simple birdseed experiment to figure out what kinds of birds live nearby in this fun science activity.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
The next time you and your fifth grader go on a hike, take along this key to figure out which common North American animal left a track along the river bank.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
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
Invite your fifth grader to test the different rates of liquid absorption in synthetic and cotton materials, such as nylon and cotton.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Show your fifth grade scientist how to create a siphon using two buckets, plastic tubing, and water. Watch her astonishment as the water travels uphill!
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
This Mother's Day, mix in some fifth grade science learning to create this fabulous fudge!
Fifth Grade
Physical Science

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