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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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What is the hydrologic cycle and how does it work? Check out this fun and easy science project where you will model and learn about Earth's water cycle!
Fifth Grade
Easy
In this science fair project, kids start a chemical reaction that will make a balloon inflate itself!
Fifth Grade
Elementary 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
This science fair project will help students learn about non-vascular plants, such as mosses.
Fifth Grade
Second Grade
In this science fair project, students create their own miniature salt flats at home.
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
Kids make a paperclip perform an act of magnetic levitation and test how effective various materials are at magnetic shielding in this science fair project.
Fifth Grade
Physics
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
The objective of this science fair project is to set up a compost bin to convert food scraps and organic waste.
Fifth Grade
Ecology
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

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