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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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Kids will learn about insulation, heat conduction, and the economic benefits of energy efficient windows in this cool science fair project.
Fifth Grade
Environmental Issues
Science fair project that examines the different types of precipitation, evaluates the density of snow and calculates the ratio of snow-to-liquid.
Fifth Grade
Weather and Climate
In this science experiment, observe convection currents forming and learn about how heat energy moves in liquids from hot to cooler areas through convection.
Fifth Grade
Weather and Climate
The objective of this science fair project is to set up a compost bin to convert food scraps and organic waste.
Fifth Grade
Ecology
In this cool project, create a lighted, scale model of the different layers of the Sun, including the core, radiation and convection zones, and photosphere.
Fifth Grade
Astronomy
In this science fair project, students use the streak test to tell minerals apart from each other.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science

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