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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 project uses science and art to help students learn and teach others about Earth's endangered and extinct species.
Fifth Grade
Middle School
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 science fair project idea is develops new or improved paper making techniques and encourages recycling.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
In this science experiment, observe convection currents forming and learn about how heat energy moves in liquids from hot to cooler areas through convection.
Fifth Grade
Physics
Discover how and which salt melts ice the quickest.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science experiment tests if dog saliva can really help heal wounds.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
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
This science fair project examines how seeds hitchhike on animals and clothing.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Young physicists will wrestle with a discrepant event: the Hammer Ruler Trick. They'll make some inferences about torque, balance, and center of gravity.
Fifth Grade
Easy
This science fair project idea  develops an understanding through experimentation of which shapes are the most structurally strong.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School

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