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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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Be like Ben (Franklin, that is) and discover electricity in your own backyard. Or kitchen, or bedroom, or school science lab...
Fifth Grade
Science Fair Project Ideas
This project explores ways to prevent static electrical shocks.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
The goal of this science fair project is to demonstrate different ways to generate static electricity and record its effects.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Demonstrate how static electricity can cause an object to move. It also examines just how an object affected by static electricity will move.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Construct batteries that make electricity from fruits with this fun science fair project.
Fifth Grade
Electricity and Magnetism
This science fair project idea  determines what household items are good conductors of electricity.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea determines what household items are good conductors of electricity.
Fifth Grade
Third Grade
Create a DIY Electromagnet! Using a 9v battery to create an electrical field around a nail, students explore electromagnetism in this cool science project idea.
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
How do series and parallel circuits work, and which produces the brightest light in a light bulb? Construct both in this project and find out!
Fifth Grade
Electricity and Magnetism
Create safe lightning for kids! They'll learn how to make lightning at home with this fun science fair project idea illustrating static charges and grounding.
Fifth Grade
Electricity and Magnetism
In this windmill model science project, you will build a windmill to learn about wheel-and-axle machines and how these simple machines are used to do work.
Fifth Grade
Engineering

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