external image file_95486.jpg Explore Buoyancy: Make a Soy Sauce Cartesian Diver
Experiment with buoyancy to learn how a submarine rises and sinks in this classic science experiment. With such a simple set-up, it's a fun and cheap way to dive into physics!
Fifth Grade | Science: Physical Science

external image file_84728.jpg Grow a Beanstalk in a Box!
Get inspired by "Jack and the Beanstalk"! Elementary students explore plant and animal adaptations. Here's a fun activity you can do at home to explore a plant adaptation called phototropism.
Fifth Grade | Outdoor: Nature Activities | Science: Life Science
external image file_76195.jpg Ready, Aim, Marshmallows!
Who says physics can't be fun? Science isn't ho hum anymore when it involves building a catapult out of an ordinary shoe box to teach your child about projectile motion.
Fifth Grade | Science: Physical Science | Arts and Crafts: Construction & Sculpture
external image file_76165.jpg Grow Sparkling Borax Crystals
Get your child excited about Earth science by growing crystals at home! Using just a few materials, your child can start his very own borax crystal garden.
Fifth Grade | Science: Earth Science

external image file_74094.jpg Construct a Winter Wind Chime
By making a winter wind chime, your child will be able to check out this invisible force in action and discover that making a scientific observation can be a "breeze"!
Fifth Grade | Science: Earth Science | Arts and Crafts: Construction & Sculpture
external image file_72162.jpg Send Water Uphill!
Your little scientist will create a siphon using two buckets, plastic tubing, and water. Watch her astonishment as she sees the water move "uphill" through the tubing!
Fifth Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_72240.jpg Try Water Science Trickery!
Who doesn't love a good magic trick? Demonstrate this entertaining "illusion" to your child and educate her about water pressure at the same time! You will make it look like a single card is holding an entire glass of water in the glass.
Fifth Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_80431_75x75_scale.jpg Lung in a Bottle
How do your lungs pump air in and out? Your child can't see his own lungs working, but this is the next best thing!
First Grade | Fifth Grade | Science: Life Science
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Beanstalk in a Box

Ever heard of phototropism? Here's a fun activity you can do at home with your kids to explore this fascinating plant adaptation.
Fifth Grade | Science: Life Science
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Make Plasma Soup and Explore the Components of Blood

Blood is made up of four different parts, and each part is important and unique. This activity will introduce your child to each component of blood and give him a fun way to study the properties of blood.
Fifth Grade | Science: Life Science
external image file_45009.jpg Make Frost on the Window!
As a fifth grader your child may have an opportunity to grow crystals from chemical solutions at school. Here is a fun and nifty experiment to perform at home.
Fifth Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_33205.jpg Make a Fossil From Glue!
Fossils are ancient plant, animal and microbe life that lived in the distance past preserved in stone. You can make your own fossils at home with a little modeling clay and glue.
Fifth Grade | Science: Earth Science
external image file_22600.jpg Solid or Liquid? Gooey Science
Make oobleck and witness the amazingly weird oscillation between solid and liquid that occurs!
Fifth Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_27237.jpg Make a Mind-Bending Illusion!
What happens when the eyes see something that the brain knows cannot be factual? This fun science activity can reinforce this phenomenon using simple household items.
Fifth Grade | Science: Life Science
external image file_25039.jpg Match Animal Adaptation: A Card Game
Adaptation is described as the way a plant or animal adjusts to its environment. In this game, players will learn interesting facts about animal adaption and practice them using a fun matching card game!
Fifth Grade | Science: Life Science
external image file_24929.jpg Break the Tension: A Water Experiment
Surface tension is one of water's most important properties. Help your child understand surface tension by showing her how she can create a "skin" on top of water.
Fifth Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_24981.jpg 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!
Fifth Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_25090.jpg Make Your Own Electricity
By using static electricity generated from their body, a child can cause a small fluorescent lamp bulb to light up!
Fifth Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_25246.jpg Foam It! Cause a Chemical Reaction
This experiment uses a yeast solution, liquid detergent such as Dawn, and hydrogen peroxide to produce an exciting reaction like no other!
Fifth Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_22708.jpg Make Ice Cream in a Baggie!
Based on the concept of water's "freezing point," this activity entails lowering the freezing point to chill another substance - in this case, ice cream!
Fifth Grade | Recipes: Desserts | Science: Physical Science
external image file_24935.jpg Find Out Why Leaves Change Color
Want to give your child a peek into the science behind a tree's changing leaves? With this hands-on activity, you'll show how those colors stay hidden in the leaf all year long!
Fifth Grade | Science: Life Science
external image file_24959.jpg Make a Temperature Tracker
By developing graphing skills and interpreting data, students are exercising key analytical skills. Here's a fun at-home activity that will help your child strengthen these skills using high and low temperature data, and become a master temperature tracker!
Fifth Grade | Math: Algebra & Functions | Science: Physical Science
external image file_20807.jpg Guess My Rock!
There are hundreds of properties in rocks which you can describe, so get your geology goggles on and get ready to rock your child's science skills.
Fifth Grade | Writing: Composition | Science: Earth Science | Outdoor: Nature Activities
external image file_20465.jpg Adding Colors: An Optical Experiment
What happens when colored beams of light mix? You might be surprised.
Fifth Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_20676.jpg 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. Sometimes called "oobleck" after the Dr. Seuss nonsense word, this unique slime has some surprising behaviors that will leave young experimenters craving more chemistry!
Fifth Grade | Science: Physical Science
external image file_20578.jpg The Incredible Flexible Egg Experiment
In this experiment, a hard-boiled egg will fit through an impossibly small opening with the help of only a few matches. Your child will be amazed at the power of science!
Fifth Grade | Science: Physical Science