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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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Little scientists will make inferences about hearing loss, pitch, and frequency in this great science fair idea that puts the human ear to the test.
Fifth Grade
Health and Medicine
This science experiment tests if dog saliva can really help heal wounds.
Fifth Grade
Health and Medicine
This project examines the common belief that with increasing age, people are less willing to adopt new technology.
Fifth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
In this fun project, use a memory game to test various age groups and determine whether aging directly affects short-term memory loss.
Fifth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
This science fair project teaches kids experimental design and how to test if subjects can really sense if they are being watched.
Fifth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
This science fair project idea determines if family members can recognize one another using only the sense of smell.
Fifth Grade
Forensic Science
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
Behavioral/Health Science
What animals are most popular? This project affords practice in data-collection, record-keeping and data-analysis through the investigation of this question.
Fifth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This science fair project idea is develops new or improved paper making techniques and encourages recycling.
Fifth Grade
Consumer Science
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
Food
This project examines whether people's taste perception is influenced by what they see.
Fifth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
The goal of this science fair project is to analyze differences between the taste and texture of frozen and fresh food.
Fifth Grade
Food
This science fair project teaches about mold. Students will test different foods to see which grow mold the fastest.
Fifth Grade
Health and Medicine
This science fair project idea explores whether cats can be trained in the same way that dogs can.
Fifth Grade
Psychology and Sociology

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