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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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Learn whether Mylar Balloons last longer than Latex Balloons or vice versa.
Fifth Grade
Third Grade
This science fair project idea  researches the different layers of the atmosphere and creates a visual representation of the atmospheric layers.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Are crickets affected by temperature? Test your knowledge! This project examines whether temperature has any effect on the chirping of crickets.
Fifth Grade
Elementary 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
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
Construct batteries that make electricity from fruits with this fun science fair project.
Fifth Grade
Electricity and Magnetism
This science fair project idea explores whether cats can be trained in the same way that dogs can.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea creates a sedimentary rock and to investigate what takes place during the rock cycle.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
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

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