Fifth Grade Physical Science Activities

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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 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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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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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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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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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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Homemade Frozen Yogurt
Homemade Frozen Yogurt
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Homemade Frozen Yogurt
Your kid can learn about the process of making frozen yogurt and enjoy a homemade, flavorful dessert. Experiment with this fun, chilly food!
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Ready, Aim, Marshmallows!
Ready, Aim, Marshmallows!
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Ready, Aim, Marshmallows!
Science isn't ho hum anymore when it involves building catapults to teach your fifth grader about projectile motion.
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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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Ink Art
Ink Art
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Ink Art
Take advantage of the fact that ink and water don't mix and introduce your kid to suminagashi, a Japanese form of art.
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Test for Acids or Bases Using...Flowers!
Test for Acids or Bases Using...Flowers!
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Test for Acids or Bases Using...Flowers!
Conduct a simple science experiment to see if flowers from your garden pass the acid-base indicator test with this exciting chemistry activity.
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How to Make a Bouncy Ball
How to Make a Bouncy Ball
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How to Make a Bouncy Ball
In this activity, you'll not only make your own bouncy balls at home, but your child will also learn how polymers are made.
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Under Pressure
Under Pressure
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Under Pressure
A simple science experiment exploring the physics of water pressure that's been amazing people since Medieval times.
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Marble Physics
Marble Physics
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Marble Physics
Introduce your child to the world of motion and physics with a bit of marble play inspired by Sir Isaac Newton!
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How to Make a Cartesian Diver
How to Make a Cartesian Diver
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How to Make a Cartesian Diver
Experiment with buoyancy to learn how a submarine rises and sinks in this classic science experiment.
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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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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 her how she can create a "skin" on top of water.
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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.