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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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This science fair project idea discovers which parts of the body are more sensitive to touch than other parts of the body.
Fifth Grade
Anatomy
This fun science project helps to investigate how much water can a plant take up and release in a certain period of time through the process of transpiration.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
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
Free science fair project idea that examines the differences between cats and dogs. Analyze objective qualities rather than subjective ones.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
Ant behavior is closely related to light intensity. This free science fair project idea examines how fast ants dig when they are exposed to to light and dark.
Fifth Grade
Zoology
This science fair project has kids conduct a blindfolded taste test to determine how smell influences our ability to taste foods.
Fifth Grade
Anatomy
The objective of this experiment is to determine how effective hot water is in killing various kinds of microorganisms.
Fifth Grade
Microbiology
Science fair project that compares the ecology of different soil samples by identifying which sample has the most invertebrates living in it.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
This science fair project idea explores whether the process used to dry the beans we eat for food renders them unviable.
Fifth Grade
Botany
Science fair project that examines how yeast grows, and which conditions allow for optimal growth. What types of nutrients does yeast prefer?
Fifth Grade
Life Science
Science fair project in which you will learn more about the natural world by preserving and identifying different animal tracks.
Fifth Grade
Life Science

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