8 Extreme Science Experiments for Fifth Grade

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Take physical science to new extremes with this series of great 5th grade science experiments! Create a volcano, experiment with quicksand, and whip up a tornado in your own kitchen.

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Make Potato Power

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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!

Make Your Own Electricity

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By using static electricity generated from their body, a child can cause a small fluorescent lamp bulb to light up!

Foam It! Cause a Chemical Reaction

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This experiment uses a yeast solution, liquid detergent, and hydrogen peroxide to produce an exciting reaction like no other!

Create a Tornado in Your Kitchen

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Create a tornado vortex in your kitchen in this 5th grade science experiment. All you need are two plastic bottles, duct tape, and a metal washer to begin.

Experiment with "Quicksand"

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In this activity, your child will make her own "quicksand" to better understand how a substance can be both fluid and solid at the same time.

Ready, Aim, Marshmallows!

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Science isn't ho hum anymore when it involves building catapults to teach your fifth grader about projectile motion.

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Grow Sparkling Borax Crystals

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Grow borax crystals and get your child excited about Earth science with this crafty science experiment.

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