Science Activities and Printables for Fifth Grade - FamilyEducation

5th Grade Science

Help your child explore his love of science both in and out of the classroom with these fun learning activities.

Animals and Their Colorful Markings

A list of animals that have colorful markings to either attract a mate or ward off predators. read more

Animals That Migrate

Many animals must migrate during certain seasons to search for food, water, shelter, etc. This list shows several migrating animals, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects. read more

Animals with Protective Armor

Examples of animals that have adapted bodies for protection against predators. read more

Antibacterial Drugs

Antibiotics are the subject of this article which is followed by comprehension questions. read more

Body Parts Compared to Automobile Parts

Comparing important body parts to a car is a great way to learn about the human body. read more

Climate Activities

This activity helps children understand that weather and climate are affected by many factors. read more

Fifth Grade Science and Health

Fifth Grade Science and HealthThe goal of science study Children's interest in science often seems to decline in grade 4 and after. I suspect that this happens because science study is too often textbook-driven, passive, formal, and narrow in its scope. But the major goal of science study in these grades should be to keep children interested in science and cause them to believe that they can be successful science students. Not an easy task -- but one that is critically important. read more

Frequently Used Air and Space Terms

Terms and definitions of words used in air and space. read more

Functions and Major Glands of the Endocrine System

A worksheet with definitions and explanations about the major glands and the functions of the endocrine system. read more

Functions and Structure of the Cardiovascular System

Explore how blood flows from the heart to the lungs and back again. This is a great worksheet for learning about the cardiovascular system. read more

Functions and Structure of the Digestive System

Learn about the structure and function of the digestive system and how it works. read more

Functions and Structure of the Nervous System

Teach your child the functions and structure of the nervous and neuron systems. read more

Functions and Structures of the Respiratory System

A worksheet which will help your child understand the functions and the structure of the respiratory system. read more

Main Divisions of the Brain

A great diagram to learn the main divisions of the brain and how the brain works. read more

Major Bones of the Body

A clear and detailed diagram of the major bones of the body. read more

Major Bones of the Human Body

Review vocabulary with a list that contains descriptions of the major bones in the human body. read more

Meteorology Vocabulary

Terms and definitions of words used in meteorology. read more

Path of Sound Waves Through the Ear

Learn how sound waves travel through the ear and how other body senses work. read more

Plant Terminology

A list of plant vocabulary words and their corresponding definitions. read more

Science, Technology and Society: Earthquakes

Distribute a reading selection and an assignment on earthquake science, predictions, and safety. read more

Structure of the Ear

A diagram and definitions about the structure of the human ear. read more

Structure of the Eye

Key vocabulary terms about the structure of the human eye are defined here. This is a great science-test review. read more

The Changing Earth: Family Activity

Suggest a family activity to parents that focuses on the changing Earth and vocabulary words related to Earth. read more

True Hibernators

Reference an article that describes how true hibernators are animals that adapt to the shortage of food and cold temperatures during the winter months. read more

Types of Bones and Joints

A list of definitions about the different types of bones and joints in the human body. read more

Weather Symbols

The symbols used on weather maps. read more

Why Migration? -- Thinking Scientifically

Children will employ problem solving and research skills to learn about various animal and insect migration patterns. read more