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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 fair project idea explores whether mint, known for its âcooling sensationâ really does lower temperatures.
Fifth Grade
Elementary 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 researches the definition of ‘biodegradable’ and explores this in a real-life setting.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
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
This project examines whether people's taste perception is influenced by what they see.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea determines the most effective method of preserving food.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project demonstrates the magic of arches by challenging students to stack telephone books on top of eggs without breaking them.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science experiment tests if dog saliva can really help heal wounds.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
In this science fair project, students use the streak test to tell minerals apart from each other.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
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
How do series and parallel circuits work, and which produces the brightest light in a light bulb? Construct both in this project and find out!
Fifth Grade
Electricity and Magnetism

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