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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 project uses science and art to help students learn and teach others about Earth's endangered and extinct species.
Fifth Grade
Middle School
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
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
In this cool project, create a lighted, scale model of the different layers of the Sun, including the core, radiation and convection zones, and photosphere.
Fifth Grade
Astronomy
In this science fair project, kids start a chemical reaction that will make a balloon inflate itself!
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Discover whether different amounts of water added into a wine glass will produce a different pitch when their fingers are rubbed along the rim.
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
In this fun project, use a memory game to test various age groups and determine whether aging directly affects short-term memory loss.
Fifth Grade
Psychology and Sociology

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