5th Grade Science Online Interactive Activities
These activities support the Grade 5 Science Textbook.
Chapter 1 - Matter
Which materials burn? Which float? You can find out the answers to these and much more in this activity.
This cool slideshow helps us understand the role atoms play in matter.
See if you can put the list of items in their proper category.
Take a look and see how the matter in the famous statue, the Statue of Liberty, has changed over time.
Chapter 2 - Earth's Surface
Can you use natural forces to change an earth formation? See what wind, water, glaciers and volcanoes can do.
Chapter 3 - Magnetism
You are a crane operator and you have to use a magnet to pick things up. How well will you do?
Can you find where treasure is hidden by using a compass?
How can a magnet keep you from getting lost? This activity will help you learn how a magnet can help you find places.
Chapter 4 - Electricity
Take a trip through Benjamin Franklin's electrical discoveries and test your knowledge of electricity!
Move this balloon over a sweater and see how static electricity is caused.
Move this character's hand and foot and see how static electricity can become shocking!
Experiment with the polarization of an aluminum can using contact with glass and rubber rods.
This colorful site will help you understand series and parallel circuits.
Create electrical circuits on this website and light them.
See if you can light bulbs by placing batteries and switches in circuits.
Try to use the parts in this game to make a circuit that will light a bulb.
Watch this colorful and fun explanation of the different ways we can make electricity.
Chapter 5 - Heredity
What characteristics and traits do we get from our parents? This slideshow will explain.
Distinguish between physical traits and inherited traits on this site.
Choose among 142 species of animals and create habitats in which they will survive. Create your own new species from a menu of characteristics.