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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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In this science fair project, students create their own miniature salt flats at home.
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
Little scientists will make inferences about hearing loss, pitch, and frequency in this great science fair idea that puts the human ear to the test.
Fifth Grade
Medium
Kids will learn about insulation, heat conduction, and the economic benefits of energy efficient windows in this cool science fair project.
Fifth Grade
Environmental Issues
This science fair project idea researches the definition of ‘biodegradable’ and explores this in a real-life setting.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This project uses science and art to help students learn and teach others about Earth's endangered and extinct species.
Fifth Grade
Middle 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
Kids will discover the meat science behind the meat they eat, and find out how to use safe chemistry to make meat more tender.
Fifth Grade
Medium
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 project examines if computer screen and text color affect retention and if people subconsciously prefer combinations of colors that help their retention.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School

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