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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 use the streak test to tell minerals apart from each other.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
In this science fair project, students create their own miniature salt flats at home.
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
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
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
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 whether different amounts of water added into a wine glass will produce a different pitch when their fingers are rubbed along the rim.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
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 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
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

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