By fifth grade, students take greater ownership for designing their own hands-on science experiments and spark curiosity while inspiring passion for learning. These enjoyable projects serve to engage learners while building knowledge.
Engineering skills of students can be put to the test by building airplanes from clothespins and wood craft sticks – this physics experiment also meets math standards for ratios and proportional relationships.
Mini Trampoline Experiment
By fifth grade, students are ready to take on greater responsibility when designing and conducting science experiments. These hands-on projects spark their interest while instilling a passion for learning.
Encourage children to build a mini trampoline that defies gravity with this engaging STEM experiment! Not only will this teach them potential energy and kinetic energy concepts, but it will also introduce them to building skills!
Watch their eyes light up with this fascinating experiment that explores water pressure and air density – perfect for messy kids! This activity offers loads of educational benefits!
This high interest activity provides children with a fun way to learn about polymers – flexible molecular chains. When kids poke pencils through the bag, its polymer chains flex to fill any holes they create by pushing it through with pencil.
Explore density with this simple experiment using water and food coloring. Kids can also try this activity using bamboo skewers or sewing needles as part of this simple test.
This simple chemistry experiment shows kids how to make eye-catching hydrophobic sand!
Gummy Bear Experiment
Crafting the ideal science fair project is an essential milestone in elementary-school studies. These hands-on experiments engage children while inspiring them to gain more knowledge in areas like chemistry, biology, physics and astronomy.
This straightforward experiment showcases osmosis by showing how gummy bears expand and contract in different liquids. Carefully measure or weigh each bear before comparing after 1, 2, 3, 6 or 24 hours.
Static Electricity Experiment
Have you ever noticed why your cat’s fur stands up or that balloon sticks to the side of your head? These phenomena occur due to static electricity.
All physical objects consist of tiny parts called atoms. Each atom possesses protons and electrons with differing charges that make up its composition.
Rub a plastic bottle over your head or wool sweater to generate static electricity, and watch as beads inside it gyrate up and down as an excellent demonstration of attraction and repulsion. This visual demonstration provides an engaging lesson in magnetism!
Mini Airplane Experiment
By fifth grade, children are ready to take on greater responsibility in conducting hands-on experiments that capture their curiosity and foster learning passions. Engaging, fun science activities provide 5th graders with numerous ways to explore biology, physics and chemistry.
Students observe how water filters through different materials during this chemistry science experiment from STEAMsational. Furthermore, this experiment helps them gain an understanding of surface tension and solubility.
Foil-Covered Fork Balloon Experiment
Students love this fun hands-on experiment that introduces them to polymers! Easy and enjoyable for all involved!
Make science accessible in your classroom with this viral experiment. Students learn the significance of protecting water sources with this fun and educational project.
Encourage student engineering with this newspaper-based project! Students will build a model airplane while exploring physics along the way – this experiment also serves to demonstrate the significance of soil erosion control measures.
Salivary amylase breaks down starch into glucose and maltose. Students observe that when starch and saliva are combined in test tube A, it turns blue; in test tube B however, it remains colorless, showing its activity through salivary amylase.
This project is an engaging way to teach children about human anatomy while providing a fun demonstration of fundamental physics principles.
Newspaper Engineering Experiment
Students must use limited materials to construct a paper tower that stands as tall as possible while supporting weight at its summit, in this STEM engineering challenge designed to develop communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.
This chemistry experiment shows how acids and bases combine to produce colorful reactions, as well as providing students with an opportunity to gain understanding about water density and molecular science.
Make erosion apparent for students through this straightforward observational experiment, and help them gain an appreciation of how plants help maintain soil stability naturally.
Students will enjoy this cornstarch-and-water science experiment while simultaneously learning about Non-Newtonian fluids (and won’t lose any fingers to quicksand like in movies!).
Introduce children to quicksand by inviting them to dip their hands slowly into it and stir slowly while noting any sensations they experience; older students should record these observations. Once comfortable with this experiment, try dropping one hand into the mix quickly to see what happens!
By fifth grade, students are ready to assume more responsibilities in designing and conducting science experiments that explore physics, chemistry, and biology principles. These hands-on projects help build their understanding of physical sciences.
Kids taking part in this chemistry experiment can test different household substances to identify whether or not they are acid, base or neutral. Working individually or as small groups, students can record their findings on a chart.