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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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Wind is an important source of renewable, green energy. The purpose of this science fair project is to build and operate a windmill generator.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Science fair project that determines whether lettuce that is harvested gradually yields more produce than lettuce that is harvested all at once.
Fifth Grade
Second Grade
This project explores whether nails, toothpicks, straws, or pen nibs are best for applying ink to paper.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea  investigates how optical distances change the apparent size of an object as seen through a magnifying lens.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Design a survival kit. Brainstorm various survival scenarios. Address basic human requirements and natural resources. Describe each tool as well uses.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea discovers which parts of the body are more sensitive to touch than other parts of the body.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Experiment about connection of senses of taste and smell. Using blindfold and noseplugs, administer blind taste test. Analyze results and organize data.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project has kids conduct a blindfolded taste test to determine how smell influences our ability to taste foods.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project investigates why the number of visible stars changes from place to place.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea investigates how a bottom keel helps keep a boat from rocking back and forth.
Fifth Grade
Third Grade
This experiment tests which gender is better at catching how a magician performs his tricks.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea investigates the difference in reaction times between boys and girls.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea deals with the qualities of shade on a sunny day.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School

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