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5th Grade Science Projects

Static Electricity and Water

Here is a simple physics experiment using a property called static electricity.  Every object is made up of small particles called atoms. These particles are extremely small and you cannot see them without a microscope. There are two types of charges in every atom — positive change(s) and negative charge(s). Only negative charges are free …

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Does Water Conduct Electricity? Simple Experiment

“Don’t touch a switch with wet hands!” We were all taught that since we were little kids. It does seem like water can conduct electricity and that is why we shouldn’t touch any electrical outlet or switches if our hands are not dry. Does water really conduct electricity? Let’s find out by doing a simple controlled …

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How Are Ocean Currents Formed | Water Convection Experiment

How Are Ocean Currents Formed Ocean currents are formed in several ways. They can be created by wind, by gravity, by events such as earthquakes. They can also be made by density differences in the water. Density in the water changes when temperature or salinity varies. In this experiment, we will investigate how temperature can affect …

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Magical Floating Water | Science Experiment

Can water defy gravity and float in midair? Not really, but with some help, it can appear to be. Air molecules, which we cannot see with naked eyes, are constantly moving and bombarding everywhere. The resulting force is air pressure. Normally, the air pressure above and below the water are the same. When equal forces …

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Finding Iron In Breakfast Cereal

Iron is an essential mineral to our body. It is found in every cell and is used to make hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body. If we don’t have enough iron, our body will show symptoms including lack of energy, shortness of breath, headache, …

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The Science Of Bubbles – Can You Poke A Bubble Without Popping It?

Little kids love soap bubbles (a lot of grownups do, too!) Blowing bubbles, chasing them, trying to catch them and eventually popping them can provide hours of fun for kids. It’s one of many children’s favorite outdoor activities. Do you know why bubble pop when they are touched? Is it possible to touch a bubble …

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Magnetic Field Force Experiment

Magnetism is invisible, but it’s all around us. There is a giant magnetic field on Earth. But in this experiment, we will see a smaller version of magnetic field. We will use iron filings to see the magnetic field in 3-dimension. (Here’s an example on 2-dimensional magnetic force field.) Magnet attracts iron and the magnetism …

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Water Cycle

What Is Water Cycle? Water cycle is also known as hydrologic cycle or hydrological cycle. It describes how water moves continuously on Earth. Water loops through different stages – evaporation, condensation, precipitation and flow. It then goes back to the evaporation stage. The whole cycle starts all over again and hence the name “water cycle”. Water Cycle …

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