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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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In this experiment, the weight of aluminum cans will be compared.
Fifth Grade
Ecology
Explore the craters, maria, and highlands on the surface of the Moon! In this fun science project you'll create a 3-D model of the moon using paper mache.
Fifth Grade
Astronomy
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
Ecology
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
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
Learn how to make a hygrometer to measure relative humidity in this project. Make a sling psychrometer hygrometer with gauze, thermometers, and a bottle.
Fifth Grade
Weather and Climate

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