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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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Brine shrimp usually live in saltwater. Investigate how salt concentration (salinity) affects the rate at which brine shrimp eggs hatch.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
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
Oceans
In this science fair project, students use the streak test to tell minerals apart from each other.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Science fair project which measures whether tsunamis are more destructive when they are caused by an earthquake or by a meteor.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
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
Earth & Space Science
Test marble and limestone to determine if acid rain is harmful enough to damage buildings and stone monuments.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
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
Earth & Space Science
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
Earth & Space Science
Science fair project which simulates the global conveyor belts on a small scale, and observes the effects of wind, density and temperature on water movement.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Design a survival kit. Brainstorm various survival scenarios. Address basic human requirements and natural resources. Describe each tool as well uses.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Science fair project that examines the behavior of water and gravel in creek beds and the formation of sedimentary rocks.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Science fair project that compares the freezing temperature of salt water and freshwater in order to learn about supercooling and condensation nuclei.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Science fair project that examines the physical characteristics of soil in order to learn about soil permeability and other environmental properties.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
This study evaluates if electronic devices commonly found in most households emit radiation, and if they do, how much?
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science

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