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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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The goal of the project is to evaluate whether land or water warms more quickly when subjected to increased temperature.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
The objective this science fair project is to determine whether a bigger bag will allow a homemade hot air balloon to fly higher than smaller bag.
Fifth Grade
Medium
Test marble and limestone to determine if acid rain is harmful enough to damage buildings and stone monuments.
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
Use chemical analysis to identify a variety of mystery powders that look the same but actually have very different properties.
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
Construct and experiment with a periscope using reflected light rays to gather an image.
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
Demonstrate how static electricity can cause an object to move. It also examines just how an object affected by static electricity will move.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
These science fair experiments demonstrate the chemistry of rust and the oxidation process.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
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
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
Science fair project that uses muriatic acid to develop fingerprints that would otherwise be invisible.
Fifth Grade
Middle School
This study evaluates if electronic devices commonly found in most households emit radiation, and if they do, how much?
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
The purpose of this study is to determine if people can tell the difference between organic and conventional food from looking at, smelling and tasting it.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
In this project, waves of vibrations are experimented with using water in glasses.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School

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