Year 5 Science worksheets by School Year

Build your own balloon hovercraft

Understanding friction: Build your own balloon hovercraft

When a moving surface slides on a stationary surface it rubs against it, which slows it down. This is due to friction, a force which resists the movement of one object sliding past another. Understand more about friction with a fantastic practical project: make your own balloon hovercraft!
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Experiments and science fun for KS1 and KS2

Experiments and science fun for KS1 and KS2

Beans, gingerbread men, ice, washing-up bottles and cocoa powder – that's all you need to demonstrate key KS1 and KS2 science concepts to your child at the kitchen table. Packed with simple experiments, fun games (Muffled Chinese Whispers, anyone?) and parent-friendly science explanations, our Experiments and science fun for KS1 and KS2 learning pack is all you need to make primary science come to life for your child.
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Observing forces - pushes and pulls

Observing forces – pushes and pulls

A fun worksheet that will help your child grasp the concept of forces.
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Reversible and non-reversible changes activity

Reversible and non-reversible changes

This experiment that you can do at home helps your child to understand the difference between a reversible change and a non-reversible change.
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Understand how day and night occur

Understand how day and night occur

An ingenious experiment that will demonstrate how day and night occur in simple terms.
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Non-reversible changes: burning worksheet

Non-reversible changes: burning

A worksheet to encourage children to think about how everyday objects change when they are lit or burnt.
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Gravity explained worksheet

Gravity explained

Deepen your child's understanding of gravity and offer an opportunity to illustrate that understanding.
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Reversible changes: heating and freezing activity

Reversible changes: heating and freezing

Some examples of changes made by heating or freezing. Children need to work out whether these are reversible or non-reversible. Some can be tested at home.
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Forces investigation: comparing data worksheet

Forces investigation: comparing data

Results of an investigation involving forces for children to answer questions on.
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Understanding gravity worksheet

Understanding gravity

This worksheet encourages children to look at pictures and then express their understanding of gravity. There is an answer sheet to follow.
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Make simple predictions worksheet

Make simple predictions

This KS2 download will help your child to make simple comparisons and use first-hand experience to test predictions.
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Friction investigation worksheet

Friction investigation

Help your child to plan an investigation into friction using the grid on this worksheet.
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The benefits of friction worksheet

The benefits of friction

Worksheet prompting your child to design a poster letting people know about the beneficial effects of friction.
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Using data to reach a conclusion worksheet

Using data to reach a conclusion

This worksheet shows the results of an experiment into friction. It has questions below to prompt children to think about what the results mean and draw their own conclusions.
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What is friction? worksheet

What is friction?

Worksheet with a list of statement about friction which children need to sort into 'correct' and 'incorrect' boxes.
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Comparative sizes of the Earth, sun and moon activity

Comparative sizes of the Earth, sun and moon

An activity for your child to try at home to help them get a clear understanding of the comparative sizes of and distances between the Earth, Sun and moon.
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The difference between solids, liquids and gases worksheet

The difference between solids, liquids and gases

Worksheet showing the difference between solids, liquids and gases and encouraging children to find objects and describe them.
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Learning about forces

Learning about forces

This science worksheet is aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils and will help your child to develop their science skills by using first-hand experience to answer questions.
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Investigating floating and sinking activity

Investigating floating and sinking

Activity encouraging children to use objects around the home to demonstrate floating, sinking and the upthrust force of water.
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Test a hypothesis worksheet

Test a hypothesis

A hypothesis about the game noughts and crosses which prompts children to find their own method to prove or disprove the initial statement.
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