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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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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 experiment, the weight of aluminum cans will be compared.
Fifth Grade
Ecology
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
What is mulch? Kids will provide soil with a wet blanket of mulch and see if that helps keep drought-stricken soil damp.
Fifth Grade
Ecology
Soil is made up of different layers. How far down do you need to dig to find the soil horizon, or the place where bits of leaves and branches become soil?
Fifth Grade
Ecology

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