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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
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
Create safe lightning for kids! They'll learn how to make lightning at home with this fun science fair project idea illustrating static charges and grounding.
Fifth Grade
Electricity and Magnetism
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
This science fair project idea is develops new or improved paper making techniques and encourages recycling.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
In this science experiment, do tensile strength test on fishing line, a strand of hair, a rubber band, and any other materials you're curious about!
Fifth Grade
Easy
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
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 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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