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Science Experiments for Class 5

Students in the fifth standard can learn more about Science concepts when they undertake these experiments in class. The projects are easy to perform and they will not only help them learn presentation skills but also offer them greater insight into the elementary concepts.

  1. What is the effect of oil on plants?
  2. What color light is best for a plants growth?
  3. How metals compare in conducting heat.
  4. How metals compare in density
  5. Egg Floatation (buoyancy)
  6. How does the amount of oxygen affect the rate of burning?
  7. What factors affect the evaporation of water?
  8. What is the effect of sugar or salt in the evaporation of water?
  9. Compare two dishwashing liquid to see which one makes more bubbles.
  10. Identify counterfeit bills
  11. Test Apple Maturity
  12. Test fruits or fruit juices for starch
  13. How do waves carry energy
  14. How do magnets work and how are these made?
  15. How light is affected when passing through water e.g. viewing objects under water, formation of rainbows.
  16. How can period of the pendulum be increased?
  17. How to establish elevation from the sea level
  18. Can eggs withstand a greater force from one direction than from others?
  19. How strong is nylon fishing lines?
  20. How strong are plastic wraps?
  21. Determine the accuracy of various thermometers
  22. How much heat is required to raise the temperature of various substances by an equal amount?
  23. Comparing active & passive solar energy systems in cost and efficiency
  24. Effect of Acids on teeth, bones and eggs
  25. The effects of salt on the boiling point of water.
  26. Testing of consumer products- glues, stain removers, antiseptics, mouthwash, detergents, paper towels
  27. Effects of sunlight on rubber, ink, paper etc
  28. Designing an energy efficient home
  29. Can water be magnetized?
  30. Personal observations on life cycle
  31. What attracts insects, light or heat?
  32. Compare foods or fruits for dissolved minerals
  33. How pet mice respond to different types of food
  34. Why do plants grow towards light?
  35. How is sound produced and what affects the pitch of sound?
  36. How to measure sound velocity
  37. Principles and factors effecting efficiency of electric motors
  38. Electric Circuits- factors affecting voltage, amperage, resistance etc
  39. How do compression and tension make things strong?
  40. How strong is a toothpick?
  41. Which type of lawn sprinkler works best?
  42. Which size of light bulb produces the most light?
  43. How can the strength of light be measured?
  44. What is the effect of caffeine on heart rate?
  45. Plane mirror reflection experiment
  46. Which types of rocks get most damaged by freezing?
  47. Does age affect memory?
  48. Which materials can be charged with static electricity?
  49. Which battery lasts the longest and how can the power be increased?
  50. Air Density, Convection, and the Movement of Air Molecules:  to observe convection currents forming and learning about how heat energy moves in liquids from hot to cooler areas through convection.
  51. How do heat and pressure produce metamorphic rocks?
  52. How do the amounts of water affect plant growth?
  53. How do the hours of sunlight affect plant growth?
  54. The effects of gravity on seed germination
  55. How water moves through the plant
  56. How plants reproduce and factors that affect the process
  57. How does the strength of weed killer affect the plant growth?
  58. How does the temperature affect the plant growth?
  59. What conditions are favorable for mushroom production?
  60. What conditions are favorable for algae growth?
  61. What conditions are favorable for bacteria growth?
  62. Making frost on the window
  63. Growing sparkling borax crystals
  64. Making your own electricity
  65. Making a homemade thermometer
  66. Finding out why leaves change their color
  67. Creating a tornado in a bottle
  68. Effects of Temperature on the Sublimation of Dry Ice & How Soap Reacts in the Microwave
  69. Making a battery with lemons
  70. Building a homemade lava lamp
  71. Bridge Project: explores the basic physics of bridges; the goal is that the student will develop an understanding through experimentation of which shapes are the most structurally strong, and that many factors are taken into account in engineering and building.
  72. Make your own barometer and then use it to test weather conditions on a dry day, a rainy day, a cloudy day, etc.
  73. How Do Antacids Work: This hands-on activity model shows how a material can act differently when it’s nanometer-sized. Students learn how to compare the reaction rate of an effervescent antacid tablet that is broken in half with one that is broken into many pieces.
  74. Gummy Bear Osmosis
  75. Does Mint Actually Cool Things Down?
  76. Can Magnets Affect the Growth Process of Radish?
  77. Growing a Mold Garden: to grow different mold species on different kind of substrates to find out if the same bread mold species will grow on all of them.
  78. Making a Simple Sundial and Testing Its Accuracy
  79. Paper Airplane Experiment: to find the best design for a paper airplane
  80. Use the Energy in a Peanut to Heat Water
  81. Oil Spill Experiment: will demonstrate the detrimental effects of oil spills to marine life
  82. Make Your Own Microscope with Water
  83. How does the pH of the Soil Affect the Type of Plants?
  84. Making a string phone
  85. Make your own fossil
  86. Making a rain gauge
  87. What effect do different materials have on air resistance?
  88. Does your microwave have any effects on objects that are near but not inside it?
  89. What types of materials keep liquids hot for the longest amount of time?
  90. How do different surfaces affect the level of friction?
  91. Does the surrounding temperature affect the speed at which a candle burns?
  92. What types of wood burn the fastest?
  93. What has a bigger impact on the lifespan of a light bulb, the amount of times you turn it off and on or the length of time it is on?
  94. Do electrical devices drain power when plugged in but not switched on?
  95. Build an electricity circuit that sets off an alarm if a diary is opened.
  96. What effect do fans have on the temperature in a room?
  97. Study the locations of volcanoes on Earth.
  98. Making your own stethoscope
  99. Making a kaleidoscope
  100. Testing effects of different acids on various materials

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