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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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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
This project explores whether people's choice of a 'random' number is not as random as it seems.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Science fair project which teaches you about the principles of physics within a vacuum by creating a vacuum chamber.
Fifth Grade
Seventh Grade
The goal of this science fair project is to analyze differences between the taste and texture of frozen and fresh food.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
What are the benefits of good posture? Kids will learn about the cognitive effects of good posture through conducting and observing a controlled experiment.
Fifth Grade
Medium
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
This science fair idea project identifies the active ingredients in soap and experiments with the properties of soap.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Construct batteries that make electricity from fruits with this fun science fair project.
Fifth Grade
Electricity and Magnetism
This science fair project idea explores plant growth from a bulb, root, and a stem and investigates asexual plant reproduction.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
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

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