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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 attempts to train a worm to complete a simple maze in order to find out if worms can learn and remember.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea explores whether there is a connection to the color a person wears and the way their emotional state is perceived by others.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea explores whether people have an innate feel for the passing of time from a few seconds to 20 minutes.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project creates a visual model of whatâs happening to  sound waves as a car approaches and then leaves.
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
This science fair project teaches about mold. Students will test different foods to see which grow mold the fastest.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project investigates whether tapping the top or the side of the can will stop a vigorously-shaken can of soda from exploding.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea explores the different properties & interactions of sugar molecules.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
What is biodiversity? Kids will study different areas of their backyards to see which is the most diverse to learn about biodiversity and random sampling.
Fifth Grade
Medium
Do lefties just write different or are their brains different? This science project has students explore what it means to be left handed.
Fifth Grade
Middle School
Create a DIY Electromagnet! Using a 9v battery to create an electrical field around a nail, students explore electromagnetism in this cool science project idea.
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
Learn whether Mylar Balloons last longer than Latex Balloons or vice versa.
Fifth Grade
Third Grade

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