Fifth Grade Physical Science Activities

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Make Ice Cream in a Baggie!
Make Ice Cream in a Baggie!
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Make Ice Cream in a Baggie!
Based on the concept of water's "freezing point," this activity entails the lowering of water's freezing point to chill ice cream!
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The Red Cabbage Acid Test
The Red Cabbage Acid Test
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The Red Cabbage Acid Test
How to test for acids and bases? In this activity you and your child can make your own indicator from red cabbage!
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Foam It! Cause a Chemical Reaction
Foam It! Cause a Chemical Reaction
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Foam It! Cause a Chemical Reaction
This experiment uses a yeast solution, liquid detergent, and hydrogen peroxide to produce an exciting reaction like no other!
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Make Your Own Electricity
Make Your Own Electricity
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Make Your Own Electricity
By using static electricity generated from their body, a child can cause a small fluorescent lamp bulb to light up!
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Make a Fistful of Slime!
Make a Fistful of Slime!
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Make a Fistful of Slime!
Get your hands on a concoction that breaks the rules about what's a solid and what's a liquid.
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Egg in a Bottle
Egg in a Bottle
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Egg in a Bottle
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!
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Adding Colors: An Optical Experiment
Adding Colors: An Optical Experiment
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Adding Colors: An Optical Experiment
What happens when colored beams of light mix? You might be surprised.
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Make a Better Paper Airplane
Make a Better Paper Airplane
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Make a Better Paper Airplane
Turn the common pastime of constructing paper airplanes into a lesson on the physics of aerodynamics and flight with this fun science activity.
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Break the Tension: A Water Experiment
Break the Tension: A Water Experiment
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Break the Tension: A Water Experiment
Help your child understand surface tension by showing them how they can create a "skin" on top of water.
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Bake a Chemistry Cake
Bake a Chemistry Cake
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Bake a Chemistry Cake
Here's an experiment that will have your child experimenting with cake ingredients to learn about the chemical reactions that happen when a cake's in the oven.
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Study Game: Planets!
Study Game: Planets!
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Study Game: Planets!
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.
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Playground Physics
Playground Physics
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Playground Physics
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.
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Molecule Madness: A Water Experiment
Molecule Madness: A Water Experiment
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Molecule Madness: A Water Experiment
Learn with makes water molecules work with this fun and easy science activity!
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Make an Electrical Zapper
Make an Electrical Zapper
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Make an Electrical Zapper
Using simple materials found around your home, you can reinforce the static electricity concept by helping your child build a simple device with zapping power!
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Make Frost on the Window!
Make Frost on the Window!
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Make Frost on the Window!
Here is a nifty science experiment using Epsom salts to make "frost" appear on a piece of glass.
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Make Marbleized Paper!
Make Marbleized Paper!
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Make Marbleized Paper!
Learn how to make marbleized paper with simple everyday ingredients in this fun activity! Your child will learn about oil and water while doing this project.
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Experiment With Sound Waves
Experiment With Sound Waves
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Experiment With Sound Waves
Every time a sound is produced it emits a sound wave. This experiment demonstrates how sound travels, using nothing more than a spoon and a string!
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Easy Fudge
Easy Fudge
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Easy Fudge
This Mother's Day, mix in some fifth grade science learning to create this fabulous fudge!
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Layering Liquids: Explore Density Science
Layering Liquids: Explore Density Science
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Layering Liquids: Explore Density Science
Teach your child some scientific basics as you explore the densities of various liquids in this fun experiment.
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Create a Collection That Rocks!
Create a Collection That Rocks!
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Create a Collection That Rocks!
Get your fifth grader involved in some earth science by helping her plan and create her very own rock collection.
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Halloween Decorations: Make Ghouly Hands!
Halloween Decorations: Make Ghouly Hands!
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Halloween Decorations: Make Ghouly Hands!
Want to make Halloween truly eerie? Science to the rescue! These ghouly hands come alive with a little help from simple chemistry.
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Compare Cotton and Nylon Absorbency
Compare Cotton and Nylon Absorbency
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Compare Cotton and Nylon Absorbency
Invite your fifth grader to test the different rates of liquid absorption in synthetic and cotton materials, such as nylon and cotton.
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Keep a Candle Burning Underwater!
Keep a Candle Burning Underwater!
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Keep a Candle Burning Underwater!
Help your fifth grader execute this experiment involving a lit candle (submerged in water!) to show him the wonders of heat energy transference.
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Send Water Uphill!
Send Water Uphill!
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Send Water Uphill!
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!
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Try Water Science Trickery!
Try Water Science Trickery!
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Try Water Science Trickery!
This experiment that explores water and air pressure will amaze your fifth grader as it appears that a single card is holding water in an upside-down glass.
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Fifth Grade Physical Science Activities

You’ll inspire the next generation of scientists with exciting fifth grade physical science activities like teaching students how to make foam or their very own bouncy ball. The next great naturalists may emerge under your stewardship by encouraging students to go out on backyard botany hunts, craft DIY bird feeders, take care of insectivorous terrariums, or engage in other fun fifth grade nature activities.