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What are the best sites offering educational science activities for 5th grade curriculum?

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Education.com, Science Kids, and School of Dragons are a few websites that offer free examples of science activities for fifth graders. The experiments and games listed are all safe and easy to perform with household items.

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Education.com allows the user to search for activities by subject. To narrow down the search, there are smaller subcategories of science such as life science and physics. Each activity is accompanied by an image, a list of required materials and step-by-step instructions for how to execute it with parental or teacher supervision. Also shown is information about the scientific principles that are at work while the experiment is happening. On this site, users can log in to rate and review the experiments.

The "Experiments" page on Science Kids offers an extensive list of simple scientific activities that can be carried out at home or in the classroom. Each one is accompanied by a list of materials, instructions and a basic explanation of the science behind the activity. This website is entirely science-focused, and also offers simple computer games that can help teach children about scientific facts and principles.

On School of Dragons, science experiments are offered in a printable version that users can download as a PDF or simply view on the website.

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