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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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Explore the craters, maria, and highlands on the surface of the Moon! In this fun science project you'll create a 3-D model of the moon using paper mache.
Fifth Grade
Astronomy
Kids conduct a cool balloon rocket experiment in this fun science fair project idea. Does a greater volume of air mean a greater distance traveled?
Fifth Grade
Medium
In this science fair project, students create their own miniature salt flats at home.
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
Kids get step-by-step instructions for how to make a rubber band car and explore the physics of potential energy with this fun engineering science fair project.
Fifth Grade
Engineering
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
What is the hydrologic cycle and how does it work? Check out this fun and easy science project where you will model and learn about Earth's water cycle!
Fifth Grade
Easy
This science fair project examines how seeds hitchhike on animals and clothing.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School

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