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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
There are many benefits to bugs and insects. This science project shows how cockroaches, termites, and other critters benefit our planet.
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
Glass is see-through, but usually you can still see that it is there. In this experiment, we use baby oil to make glass go completely invisible.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This project explores whether nails, toothpicks, straws, or pen nibs are best for applying ink to paper.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Using an empty tennis ball can and a swimming pool, you will determine if it's possible to have a conversation under water.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This experiment tests which gender is better at catching how a magician performs his tricks.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
examine how passive solar heating works, measure temperature in a parked car on a sunny day. ways to use passive solar heating as an alternative, energy
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
Science fair project that compares the biodiversity of fungi in different ecosystems by identifying species of fungi.
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Wonder why bugs always fly around your lights at night? This experiment determines whether insects are attracted to the heat or the light.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This project determines the age of a tree using a growth factor chart instead of cutting the tree down to count the rings in its base.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
You've heard the expression 'burn rubber' but do you know how heat affects rubber? Examine the impact of temperature on rubber in this fun science experiment.
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
This project explores ways to prevent static electrical shocks.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School

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