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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 fair project idea explores whether mint, known for its âcooling sensationâ really does lower temperatures.
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
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
Science fair project that examines the different types of precipitation, evaluates the density of snow and calculates the ratio of snow-to-liquid.
Fifth Grade
Second Grade
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
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
This project uses science and art to help students learn and teach others about Earth's endangered and extinct species.
Fifth Grade
Middle School
Discover how and which salt melts ice the quickest.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project examines how seeds hitchhike on animals and clothing.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project demonstrates the magic of arches by challenging students to stack telephone books on top of eggs without breaking them.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School

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