There are so many fun spring STEM activities, but when you’re teaching a specific grade, it’s helpful to have a list of STEM activities that will work for that specific grade without having to wade through things that are too easy or hard!
That’s why I’ve put together this list of fun and exciting spring STEM activities for 5th grade. No need to waste your time looking at general lists- these activities all fit into common 5th grade science themes.
Spring Science Themes for 5th Grade
You’ll often find these science themes in 5th grade. All of these topics are fun to cover during the spring!
- Properties of matter
- Energy from sunlight
- Plant growth
- Seasonal patterns
- Distribution of water on earth
- Protecting the earth
Hands-on Spring STEM Activities for Middle School
20+ spring STEM activities for 5th grade perfect for 10 and 11 year olds! Earth science, plants, insects, weather patterns, and more!
Supplies for Fifth Grade Spring STEM Activities
You’ll want to keep these supplies on hand when you are doing your spring STEAM activities with 10 and 11 year olds!
Learn & Climb Kids Science Kit – Over 60 Experiments, Fun with Science!Scientific Explorer Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only Kids Science KitCIRO solar robot kit 12 in 1 educational STEM learning science building toys for kids age 8-12Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit, Kids Building Projects Kits, Stem Engineering Toys for Kids 8+Soap & Bath Bomb Making Kit for Kids – 3-in-1 Spa Science Kits For Kids : Complete Soap Making Kit & Make Your Own Bath Bombs, Soap & Bath Scrubs : Kids Science Kit For Kids – Gift for Girls and BoysScientific Explorer Disgusting Science KitLearn & Climb Erupting Volcano Science Kit for Kids- 15 Experiments!Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit, Age 84M 4605 Water Rocket Kit – DIY Science Space Stem Toys Gift for Kids & Teens, Boys & GirlsGiggleway Electric Motor Robotic Science Kits, DIY STEM Toys for kids, Building Science Experiment Kits for Boys and Girls-Doodling, Balance Car, Reptile Robot (3 kits)2Pepers Electric Motor Robotic Science Kits for Kids (4-in-1), DIY STEM Toys Kids Science Experiment Kits, Building Educational Robotics Kit for Boys and Girls,Circuit Engineering Science Project KitsLearn & Climb Science Kit for Kids – Set Includes Over 65 Science Experiments + Scientist Name tag!Dino Soap Making Kit for Kids – Dinosaur Science Kit for Kids : Great Gift for Girls and BoysLight-up Crystal Growing Science Experiments Kit for Kids – Grow Your Own Crystals and Make Them Glow : Best Gifts for Kids, Boys & Girls – STEM Toys – Crystal Making Science Kits – (Red White Blue)Thames & Kosmos Simple Machines Science Experiment & Model Building Kit, Introduction to Mechanical Physics, Build 26 Models to Investigate The 6 Classic Simple MachinesThe Mason Jar Scientist: 30 Jarring STEAM-Based Projects
Spring Science Lesson Plans for 5th Grade
If you need some help with your spring science lesson plans in 5th grade, we’ve got you covered!
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20+ Spring STEM Activities for 5th Grade
These spring STEM projects are just the perfect activities to try with a fifth grade class! You can also do them at home with 10 and 11 year olds.
Spring Science Experiments for 5th Grade
5th graders will love these hands-on science experiments with a spring twist.
Make an Egg Shell Garden and learn about how plants get energy from the sun.
Learn about Types of Clouds and when they appear in the sky.
Try the Apple Life Cycle Activity and learn about the life cycle of plants.
Make this tree life cycle LEGO model, too!
Try the How do Trees Breathe Science Experiment and learn about photosynthesis.
Learn Where Wildflowers Grow around the world!
Spring Technology Activities for 5th Grade
Spring is the perfect time to explore technology used to predict weather and reduce the impact of climate change!
Make a Tornado in a Jar and teach kids about severe weather in the spring.
Make a Rainbow Fall from the Clouds and learn about the water cycle.
Learn about seasons in other hemispheres.
5th Grade Spring Engineering Activities
Engineers are busy in the spring! These spring engineering projects are perfect for a fifth grade class.
Make a Cloud in a Jar and teach kids about the water cycle.
Build an atmosphere model in a jar.
Build a 3D blood cell model and learn about the parts of blood.
Build your own psychrometer to measure the weather.
5th Grade Spring Math Projects
Math doesn’t have to be boring. These 5th grade spring math projects are anything but!
5th grade spring math review.
Butterfly multiplication coloring page.
Spring into math activity.