Learning Resources for

5th Grade


In fifth grade, kids are reading extensively and are expected to have solid reading comprehension skills. They’ll do research and build reports or presentations based on what they’ve learned. They’ll have a solid grasp of how fractions and decimals and fractions relate to each other, and will be learning how to work with measurements, time, and currency calculations. To learn these or fifth-grade level social studies or science topics, check out our database of books, educational videos, learning games, printable worksheets, and much more.

Decimal Numbers

Decimals   3rd - 6th | Online resource, Printable

A Decimal Number is a number that contains a Decimal Point

Free

Decimals

Decimals   3rd - 6th | Online resource

Practice decimals skills on IXL, have fun, and win awards!

$10 monthly

Decimals

Decimals   3rd - 6th | Online class

You’ve been using decimals all of your life. When you pay $0.75 at a vending machine, 0.75 is a decimal. When you see the ratings of gymnastics judges at the Olympics (“9.5, 9.4, 7.5 (booooo)”),...

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Desmos

Math   4th - College | Android, iPhone/iPad, Online resource

Graph functions, plot tables of data, evaluate equations, explore transformations, and more.

Free

Destination Space: Space Stations

Space Stations   3rd - 9th | Book

Explores scientists' thrilling quest to create space stations. Engaging text, vibrant photos, and informative infographics help readers learn about this important advancement in exploring space, as...

$10

Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish

Spanish   4th - College | Online/YouTube video

26 hours of video programming giving you a beginner's course in Spanish, originally created by WGBH Boston in 1992.  It's a little dated, but the language learning is still perfectly useful. The...

Free

Digital Literacy Library

News & Media   5th - College | Website

Find lessons designed by experts to help young people develop the skills to navigate the digital world, consume information, and responsibly produce and share content.

Free

Digital Photography Tutorials

Digital Photography   4th - College | Online resource

Learn how to take and edit digital photographs using visual tutorials that emphasize concept over procedure, independent of specific digital camera or lens. Tutorials cover the basic workings of...

Free

Discovering Birds Kit

Birds (Ornithology)   1st - 8th | Product

In BIRDS you will: Make your very own WILD BIRD FEEDER! Learn the SECRETS of FLIGHT!Identify Backyard Birds [4K] Grab your field guide and go on a BIRD SAFARI! Write a letter with a quill pen that...

$42

Discovering Insects Kit

Insects (Entomology)   3rd - 8th | Product

Discovering Insects is bugs without the yuck! Plastic models, bug-eye lenses, and other goodies allow children to study insects and arachnids indoors, as well as in their natural environment. And...

$28

Dissection Kit

Animal Anatomy   1st - 8th | Product

What you will do in this course: Dissect the following preserved specimens: The Earthworm The Crayfish The Grasshopper The Clam The Starfish The Perch The Frog The Squid This kit contains 8 animals...

$200

Division

Division   2nd - 8th | Online resource

Practice division skills on IXL, have fun, and win awards!

$10 monthly

Division

Division   3rd - 5th | Online resource, Printable

Award winning educational materials like worksheets, games, lesson plans and activities designed to help kids succeed. Start for free now!

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DK Handbooks: Stars and Planets

Astronomy   5th - College | Book

A practical guide to the night sky that can be used by amateur astronomers anywhere in the world, this book features entries on all 88 constellations of the northern and southern hemisphere skies...

$5

D'Nealian Handwriting Grade 5

Handwriting   5th | Product

D’Nealian Handwriting is the original continuous stroke handwriting program. With D’Nealian Handwriting, all children have to learn are a few simple connecting strokes-and they’re writing in...

$13
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Document Analysis Series: World History

Text Analysis   Kindergarten - High School | Online resource

This series focuses on case-study questions investigating controversial topics in World History. Students explore background movies and analyze primary-source documents from varying points of view...

Free

DragonBox Algebra 12+

Algebra   3rd - 6th | Android App, iPhone/iPad App

DragonBox Algebra 12+ is a must-have tool for students so they can earn better grades and gain confidence in algebra and mathematics. It is based on the award winning game DragonBox Algebra 5+ but...

$8

DragonBox Elements

Geometry   3rd - 5th | Android App, iPhone/iPad App

Embark on a great learning adventure! Discover the fundamentals of geometry with your family! Watch your kids learn geometry in a matter of hours, without them even noticing they’re learning! (main...

$5

Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists

Visual Arts   3rd - 7th | Book

In this imaginative new activity book, Marion Deuchars makes learning about art fun. Young readers are introduced to more than thirty great artists, then encouraged to try out the techniques that...

$20

Drones for Dummies

Drones   4th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

Ready to soar into the world of unmanned aircraft? Drones For Dummies introduces you to the fascinating world of UAVs. Written in plain English and brimming with friendly instruction, Drones For...

$9

Early Reader Library Collection

Reading   Kindergarten - 6th | ebook/Kindle, Online resource

Young readers continue to hone their skills with the books in this collection. Opportunities abound to read across the content areas and become more proficient with informational text. Are You a...

$835

Earth science

Earth Science   2nd - 5th | Online resource

Practice earth science skills on IXL, have fun, and win awards!

$10

Earth Science for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments that Really Work

Earth Science   2nd - 6th | Book

How are mountains formed?What makes the air we breathe?What causes the ocean waves?Now you can learn the answers to these and other questions about the earth, sea, and air through 101 fun, safe,...

$10

Easter Eggsperiments

Chemistry   1st - 8th | Online/YouTube video

Get ready for Easter with these exciting Easter-themed "eggsperiments"!

Free

Easy Peasy Homeschool 5th Grade

5th Grade Curriculum   5th | Book, Online resource, Printable

A complete Christian home school curriculum from 1st grade through high school (although you can also break it down by level or subject). The entire 5th grade curriculum including progress...

Free

Ecology Kit

Environmental Science   1st - 8th | Product

What you will do in this course: Experiment with a Food Web Dissect an Owl’s Dinner Be an Entomologist Experiment with Population Sampling Capture and Release Some Invertebrates Go Green with a...

$180

Economics

Economics   2nd - 5th | Online resource

Practice economics skills on IXL, have fun, and win awards!

$10 monthly

Elective Unit Studies: Dolphins

Dolphins   3rd - 8th | Printable, Product

Elective Unit Studies: Dolphins In this fun and interactive unit study, your children will see dolphins like they’ve never seen them before! With over 65 activities and 20 hands-on projects, your...

$17

Elective Unit Studies: The Great Lakes

Great Lakes   3rd - 9th | Printable, Product

Elective Unit Studies: The Great Lakes In this 157 page unit study, your children will explore much more than the Great Lakes! This unit study takes your child on a journey around the Great Lakes...

$15

Elective Unit Studies: The Orchestra

Orchestra   1st - 6th | Printable, Product

In this 128 page unit study, your children will explore much more than the orchestra! This unit study takes your child on a journey through the symphony to learn about the conductor, the string...

$14

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