Fifth Grade Life Science Activities

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Go on a Backyard Botany Hunt
Go on a Backyard Botany Hunt
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Go on a Backyard Botany Hunt
Here's a fun activity that will have your child researching, collecting, and charting plant specimens from the neighborhood.
5th grade
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Plant Habitats: Dandelions
Plant Habitats: Dandelions
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Plant Habitats: Dandelions
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.
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Explore Genetics by Finding Family Traits!
Explore Genetics by Finding Family Traits!
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Explore Genetics by Finding Family Traits!
For a fun family activity to introduce your child to genetics, have your child go on a search for dominant and recessive family genes!
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Sourdough Science!
Sourdough Science!
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Sourdough Science!
Make sourdough bread...and learn some colonial history and modern science in the process!
5th grade
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Create a Coiling Snake
Create a Coiling Snake
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Create a Coiling Snake
In this activity your child will make a coiling snake out of simple household materials, and also find out why they coil.
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Inspect Animal Tracks
Inspect Animal Tracks
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Inspect Animal Tracks
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.
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How Strong are a Bird's Bones?
How Strong are a Bird's Bones?
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How Strong are a Bird's Bones?
In this science experiment, your child will test the strength of hollow structures in order to understand how strong bird bones really are.
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Be a Birdseed Detective
Be a Birdseed Detective
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Be a Birdseed Detective
Kids conduct a simple birdseed experiment to figure out what kinds of birds live nearby in this fun science activity.
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Insectivorous Terrarium
Insectivorous Terrarium
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Insectivorous Terrarium
Boys might wrinkle their noses at the thought of gardening, but we guarantee they'll like this activity! Make a recycled terrarium full of bug-eating plants.
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Natural vs. Artificial: Can You Taste the Difference?
Natural vs. Artificial: Can You Taste the Difference?
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Natural vs. Artificial: Can You Taste the Difference?
Which do you prefer: real or artificial? Try this sweet little taste experiment to help your kids develop a better awareness of the food they consume.
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Thinking Cap
Thinking Cap
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Thinking Cap
Want to help make studying the nervous system a little more fun? This thinking cap is a great way to learn external human brain anatomy.
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Match Animal Adaptation: A Card Game
Match Animal Adaptation: A Card Game
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Match Animal Adaptation: A Card Game
In this game, players will learn interesting facts about animal adaption and practice them using a fun matching card game!
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Everyday Darwin: Create a Nature Journal
Everyday Darwin: Create a Nature Journal
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Everyday Darwin: Create a Nature Journal
In this outdoor science activity you'll find tips on how to create a nature journal by choosing a native plant or animal and tracking that species.
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Find Out Why Leaves Change Color
Find Out Why Leaves Change Color
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Find Out Why Leaves Change Color
With this hands-on activity, you'll show how fall colors are hidden in the leaf all year long!
5th grade
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Explore the Four Components of Blood
Explore the Four Components of Blood
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Explore the Four Components of Blood
This activity will introduce your child to the four different components of blood and give him a fun way to visualize its properties.
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Reaction Time Science: How Fast Are You?
Reaction Time Science: How Fast Are You?
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Reaction Time Science: How Fast Are You?
Does your middle school teenager have good reflexes? Gauge his reaction time in this science and math activity that requires only a yardstick and a friend.
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Fifth Grade Life Science Activities

If you’re looking to supplement your fifth grade science curriculum with engaging, hands-on projects, these life science activities are just the ticket! Your young scientists will love the process of exploring and discovering answers to questions they didn’t even know they had as they study the science behind living things, from the microorganisms in sourdough bread, to plants, animals, and the human body.