Make your own flashlight; learn how the Grand Canyon was formed, and observe how plants produce sugar through photosynthesis. These are just a few examples of appropriate science activities for fifth grade students.
Scientists use a variety of tools to extend their senses and collect information. Fifth graders will enjoy working with equipment such as microscopes, mirrors, spring scales and stopwatches to observe and measure. The lessons in this section help students develop their skills using a variety of scientific tools.