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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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Dive into the world of cooking oil and smoke points to discover just how fast some oils start smoking.
Fifth Grade
Chemistry
This science experiment examines the role of fat in food, especially in making bread rise and whipping cream.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
In this science fair project, students will try to discover if test subjects can detect the presence of Monosodium Glutumate (MSG) in food.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea measures out the sugar of various foods and find out whether people can correctly determine how much sugar is in common foods.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
The purpose of this study is to determine if people can tell the difference between organic and conventional food from looking at, smelling and tasting it.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea measures the growth of bread dough and finds out how long it takes for the dough to stop rising.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Kids will discover the meat science behind the meat they eat, and find out how to use safe chemistry to make meat more tender.
Fifth Grade
Medium
The purpose of this science fair project is to study the properties of sugar and examine individual preferences for sugar and other sweeteners.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This project investigates the affect of storage temperature on microwave popcorn.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science project idea examines the effect of microwaving on various objects.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
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

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