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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
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
In this project, waves of vibrations are experimented with using water in glasses.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This study evaluates if electronic devices commonly found in most households emit radiation, and if they do, how much?
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 examines what types of objects burn and which burn faster and cleaner.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This basketball project explores the best way to make the perfect shot every time.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science research project challenges students to think of more effective lobster farming methods.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science project allows students to study the psychology of happiness.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Purpose of science fair project: does pre-washing lettuce with a vinegar and water solution remove more bacteria than washing with only water?
Fifth Grade
Elementary School

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