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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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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
In this experiment, the weight of aluminum cans will be compared.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Discover how and which salt melts ice the quickest.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project enhances the understanding and awareness of energy use and explores the concept of energy efficient.
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 examines how seeds hitchhike on animals and clothing.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
In this cool project, create a lighted, scale model of the different layers of the Sun, including the core, radiation and convection zones, and photosphere.
Fifth Grade
Astronomy
What is condensation? Little mad scientists will learn about condensation, states of matter, and air pressure by conducting this cool science experiment.
Fifth Grade
Physics
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

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