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Fifth Grade Science Fair Project Ideas

Education.com's 5th grade science projects enable kids to apply everything they've learned over the course of their elementary school careers in order to discover some pretty cool and new things about the world around them. In addition to setting up more sophisticated experimental procedures, 5th graders can analyze their results using more sophisticated math, and may begin to acquire an appreciation for large sample sizes and their ability to produce more reliable averages. Browse our rich collection of 5th grade science fair projects by clicking the boxes to the left to filter your results by scientific subtopic to find fantastic 5th grade science fair projects or enlightening 5th grade science experiments for your young scientist.

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This science fair project idea determines if family members can recognize one another using only the sense of smell.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
In this experiment, the weight of aluminum cans will be compared.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
What is condensation? Little mad scientists will learn about condensation, states of matter, and air pressure by conducting this cool science experiment.
Fifth Grade
Physics
Science fair project that examines the different types of precipitation, evaluates the density of snow and calculates the ratio of snow-to-liquid.
Fifth Grade
Second Grade
This science fair project idea  develops an understanding through experimentation of which shapes are the most structurally strong.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project teaches kids experimental design and how to test if subjects can really sense if they are being watched.
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
Check out this fun and easy science fair project idea on germination of a seed and learn to identify exterior and interior parts of a bean seed.
Fifth Grade
Easy
In this science experiment, observe convection currents forming and learn about how heat energy moves in liquids from hot to cooler areas through convection.
Fifth Grade
Physics
Kids will learn about insulation, heat conduction, and the economic benefits of energy efficient windows in this cool science fair project.
Fifth Grade
Environmental Issues
In this windmill model science project, you will build a windmill to learn about wheel-and-axle machines and how these simple machines are used to do work.
Fifth Grade
Engineering
This science fair project idea explores whether mint, known for its √Ęcooling sensation√Ę really does lower temperatures.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School

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