5th grade science projects

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Our education team has collected this group of free 5th grade science projects to empower your students to solve real-world problems.

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Create an image to show how the sun heats the earth

Students use Adobe Express to show how the sun heats different surfaces on a playground.

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Produce a short video about being aware of the environment

Students use Adobe Premiere Pro to create videos about how they can help stop climate change.

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Design a web page to promote sustainability

Students use Adobe Express to create a website about an environmental problem in their community.

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Design a web page describing planets in the solar system

Students use Adobe Express to create a web page with photos and information about the solar system.

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Create a video on the effects of climate change in communities

Students use Adobe Express to create a video on a climate change issue that affects them today.

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Produce a video about geology and earth science

Students use Adobe Express to show how different types of rocks can be identified.

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Design a travel brochure about one of Earth's biomes

Students use Adobe Express to create a travel brochure about an assigned biome.

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Produce a video to teach others about an unusual animal

Students use Adobe Express to create a short video about an unusual animal they’ve researched.

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Record a climate change public service video

Students use Adobe Premiere Rush to create a public service announcement about the effects of climate change.

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Create an awareness poster for an at-risk ecosystem

Students use Adobe Express to create a multimedia presentation on at-risk ecosystems.

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Illustrate a diagram about the species in an ecosystem

Students use Adobe Photoshop to create a diagram explaining how animals interact in an ecosystem.

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Produce a video explainer about ocean conservation

Students use Adobe Express to create a video about ocean protection and saving coral reefs.

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Explore 5th grade science project ideas that will challenge your students.

This collection of fifth grade science projects and activities was designed by and for educators to help you you make challenging science topics more digestible, fun, and engaging. Our fifth grade science lesson plans encompass many facets of science, from learning earth science principles to taking action as an environmental strategist. Our fifth grade science project ideas and resources are perfect for helping you teach your students about biology, chemistry, geology, and more! These resources are just a taste of the many fifth grade science activities available on the Adobe Education Exchange.

When students are learning new topics, hands-on and creative activities are an excellent way for them to become immersed in their own learning. Our lesson plans and projects are all designed to be flexible and adaptable within any fifth grade science curriculum, and each includes all the resources needed to get started right away, so you can spend less time planning and more time working directly with your students. These fifth grade science activities will help make science one of your students’ favorite subjects - so let the learning begin!

Introduce excitement to the classroom with our hand-picked 5th grade science projects.

Adobe Education Exchange’s fifth grade science projects will help you design exciting lesson plans that reinforce your students’ previous learnings and introduce them to new science concepts that exist in the world around them. We’ve created and vetted each science project and activity listed in our library of resources, and ensured that each one helps your students access a wealth of knowledge. Better yet, each of the fifth grade science project shown here is completely free, and it’s easy to find projects that make use of our free tools for educators or that match your school or district’s license type.

As a leading provider of creative projects, in our educational resources we place a large emphasis on the quality of our content. Leverage our list of fifth grade science projects and lessons that help students communicate about science experiments to expand your students’ science knowledge and while also cultivating 21st-century skills like critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and digital literacy. Use these resources to increase engagement in the classroom, excite students with hands-on activities, and challenge their minds with new topics.

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You can leverage digital media for fifth grade science activities to bolster creativity and to engage students in new ways. Adobe’s variety of digital tools, allow you and your students to shift away from the traditional classroom setting into a more dynamic learning environment. You can rely on more creative teaching projects and lessons to foster communication between your students and so much more.

The best fifth grade science projects are those that introduce a hands-on activity, creative application of learning or an experiment. The inclusion of a creative and engaging activity will both make the science topic more digestible and fun, and your students will be excited to participate and dive deeper into the world of science.

Browse our growing catalogue of fifth grade science activities and find one that aligns well with your unit or course plan. Adobe Education Exchange is a great destination for adaptable, flexible and free creative fifth grade lesson planning resources. Our search filters make it easy to discover different options for your students. Additionally, we have curated other science pages that are linked in the "explore more resources” section.