At fifth grade, students begin taking more responsibility for designing and creating science fair projects. These exciting experiments promote curiosity while expanding STEM subjects.
Students can explore surface tension with this interactive experiment that challenges them to make marshmallows bounce on every beat of their heart! Also investigate convection currents using food coloring and bottles of hot and cold water.
1. Mini Trampoline Experiment
Students will gain insight into physics while engaging in this engaging STEM challenge. By simulating building a bridge and measuring its strength against weight loads, this activity provides students with an excellent way to grasp physics principles while having fun!
Children will love exploring the water density of various liquids with this exciting chemistry experiment, while providing an ideal opportunity to introduce non-Newtonian fluids.
Static electricity can be both amusing and alarming, like when your hair stands on end or you get shocked from touching a doorknob. Through this hands-on science experience, 5th graders will explore how charges move when objects come together by rubbing. They’ll also investigate what affects this charge as they make slime using our simple recipe while learning about polymers!
2. Leakproof Bag
Kids will be amazed by this science experiment involving a resealable plastic bag, water and pencils. It demonstrates polymers’ properties – particularly flexible molecular chains that bend around objects – as well as showing how an airtight bag filled with water can be poked repeatedly without its contents leaking out.
Safety Note: Children must be reminded to use pencils safely with pointy tips without stabbing other people or themselves with them, which is why adult supervision should always be present when participating in any science activity.
Eggshells are incredible strong! Use this amazing scientific fact with your students to teach them about materials. Put their engineering abilities through the paces with this classic science fair project which explores potential and kinetic energies, along with building paper airplanes to see how arm length changes affect performance.
3. Slime Experiment
By fifth grade, students should have enough confidence to assume more responsibility in planning and designing a science fair project. This project should be fun and creative while teaching children how to utilize the scientific method by conducting experiments using different variables.
Children could experiment by changing the proportions of borax and glue for slime creation, and observe its effect on its stretchiness, gooeyness or sliminess. This demonstrates how ingredients must be in equal parts in order for chemical reactions to take place successfully.
Kids of all ages seem to enjoy this messy experiment that teaches about gas molecules and surface tension, as well as being an excellent opportunity for them to practice using their microscope.
4. Electrical Socket Experiment
By fifth grade, students are expected to assume greater responsibility in designing and conducting scientific experiments. These hands-on activities foster curiosity while sparking learning passions.
Put engineering skills through their paces with this engaging physics experiment using clothespins and wooden craft sticks – perfect for testing potential and kinetic energies! Plus it teaches potential and kinetic energies!
Science Buddies’ Science Fair Idea on Static Electricity and Magnetism will allow your children to explore this dynamic duo, including how it interacts with one another.
Make the case against clutter with this intriguing chemistry experiment which explores everyday polymers’ strength. Additionally, this project teaches about refraction and light wave bending. Explore bacterial growth with this fascinating project which compares various methods and rates of colonization while simultaneously showing water filtration process.
5. Marker Stick Man
Fifth graders are ready to expand their scientific repertoire with independent experiments and show an intense curiosity for STEM learning. Engaging STEM experiments for 5th graders provide them with opportunities to foster inquisitive minds, nurture passion for learning, and spark fascination with scientific world. From dry ice bubble experiments to The Cutest Floating Marker Stick Man – there’s sure to be something here that will captivate them! These simple science fair projects 5th graders will enjoy are guaranteed to excite.
This engaging physics experiment helps children explore air pressure and Newton’s Law of Motion while building catapults out of clothespins and wooden craft sticks for catapulting planes higher or staying airborne longer – an excellent way to teach about friction and centripetal force!