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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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The objective of this science fair project is to set up a compost bin to convert food scraps and organic waste.
Fifth Grade
Ecology
This project examines whether people's taste perception is influenced by what they see.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea  develops an understanding through experimentation of which shapes are the most structurally strong.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
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
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
This science fair project demonstrates the magic of arches by challenging students to stack telephone books on top of eggs without breaking them.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
In this science fair project, students use the streak test to tell minerals apart from each other.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Explore the craters, maria, and highlands on the surface of the Moon! In this fun science project you'll create a 3-D model of the moon using paper mache.
Fifth Grade
Astronomy
Kids conduct a cool balloon rocket experiment in this fun science fair project idea. Does a greater volume of air mean a greater distance traveled?
Fifth Grade
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