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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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Science fair project that develops latent fingerprints on a non-porous objects by converting superglue from a solid state to a gaseous state.
Fifth Grade
Forensic Science
This science experiment examines the role of fat in food, especially in making bread rise and whipping cream.
Fifth Grade
Health and Medicine
This science fair project idea examines how well individuals can remember a story they were told and how accurately they pass that story along.
Fifth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
This science fair project uses paper chromatography to  investigate whether black, brown, orange, and purple are pure colors or mixtures of other colors.
Fifth Grade
Forensic Science
Science fair project idea which teaches you how to make butter by separating cream into butter and buttermilk.
Fifth Grade
Food
Dive into the world of cooking oil and smoke points to discover just how fast some oils start smoking.
Fifth Grade
Food
This science fair project idea examines whether boys and girls differ in reflexes.
Fifth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
Throughout history, people have used song as a teaching and memory tool. This project explores whether song improves a person's ability to retain information.
Fifth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
Science fair project idea examines validity of mood ring predictions. Analyze accuracy of results, consider the impact of temperature
Fifth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
Free science fair project idea that examines the differences between cats and dogs. Analyze objective qualities rather than subjective ones.
Fifth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
This science fair project explains the process of how the lungs expand and contract with the help of the diaphragm.
Fifth Grade
Health and Medicine

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