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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 which measures the shadow cast by a meter stick at various times in order to predict the circumference of the earth.
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Sixth Grade
Prove that the Earth is not flat. The objective of this science fair project is to measure the angle of the sun and calculate the circumference of the Earth.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
What is the hydrologic cycle and how does it work? Check out this fun and easy science project where you will model and learn about Earth's water cycle!
Fifth Grade
Easy
Science fair project which compares the rate of temperature change and the maximum temperature as a result of the angle of light radiation.
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
Science fair project that examines the physical characteristics of soil in order to learn about soil permeability and other environmental properties.
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Sixth Grade
Science fair project which determines whether it is numerically possible to be connected to every person on the earth within six degrees of separation.
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Sixth Grade
This science fair project idea examines the distance a person travels on an average day and to relate that to an understanding of the size of the Earth.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This project uses science and art to help students learn and teach others about Earth's endangered and extinct species.
Fifth Grade
Middle School
Science fair project that compares the ecology of different soil samples by identifying which sample has the most invertebrates living in it.
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Sixth Grade
Science fair project determines relationship between number and variety of insects and spiders by collecting and counting invertebrates in a ecosystem.
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Sixth Grade
Science fair project that compares the biodiversity of fungi in different ecosystems by identifying species of fungi.
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Sixth Grade
Ant behavior is closely related to light intensity. This free science fair project idea examines how fast ants dig when they are exposed to to light and dark.
Fifth Grade
Middle School
Science fair project that examines how tsunamis travel by simulating a tsunami moving around an island. You will generate a pretend tsunami in a swimming pool.
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

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