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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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Science fair project that determines whether landscaping fabric impacts the ability of plants to receive water.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
Science fair project that determines whether cooling eggs helps them be peeled more easily. Compare the time it took to peel each egg.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
This science project challenges students to study deer behavior in their natural habitat- the feeding patterns, social behaviors, male to female ratio, etc.
Fifth Grade
Zoology
Science fair project that determines whether tapping a pomegranate with a spoon helps it release its seeds.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
This science fair project idea examines whether plants are still able to grow normally if they are turned upside-down.
Fifth Grade
Botany
There are many benefits to bugs and insects. This science project shows how cockroaches, termites, and other critters benefit our planet.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
This science fair project idea explores whether talking to a plant will help it grow.
Fifth Grade
Botany
This science fair project idea explores whether it is easier to balance on a narrow ledge or on a rope.
Fifth Grade
Anatomy
Experiment about connection of senses of taste and smell. Using blindfold and noseplugs, administer blind taste test. Analyze results and organize data.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
Science fair project idea examines validity of mood ring predictions. Analyze accuracy of results, consider the impact of temperature
Fifth Grade
Life Science
This project determines the age of a tree using a growth factor chart instead of cutting the tree down to count the rings in its base.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
Science fair project that determines whether lettuce that is harvested gradually yields more produce than lettuce that is harvested all at once.
Fifth Grade
Life Science

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