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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 project has students collect wood samples and invent new uses for different types of wood based on its properties.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea studies an optical illusion and explores whether a person is using their left or right brain hemisphere.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea explores whether it is easier to balance on a narrow ledge or on a rope.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea explores how far the âdanger zoneâ is from different types of caution signs.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea examines the reason boats are shaped and engineered.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
In this project, a magnet is used to collect iron from breakfast cereals.
Fifth Grade
Chemistry
This experiment tests which gender is better at catching how a magician performs his tricks.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Magnets vary in strength. Have your young scientist figure out which kind of magnet is the strongest when you have him conduct this attractive experiment.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Discover that the absorbency of fabrics depend largely on the shape and structure of the individual fibers that make up the fabric.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This experiment has students record rat behavior to learn about the benefits of rats and research rat myths throughout history.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School

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