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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 compares biodiversity between drops of water.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
The purpose of this science fair project is to demonstrate how yeast, a fungus, causes bread to rise.
Fifth Grade
Microbiology
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
This science project has students collect wood samples and invent new uses for different types of wood based on its properties.
Fifth Grade
Botany
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 idea discovers which parts of the body are more sensitive to touch than other parts of the body.
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 has kids conduct a blindfolded taste test to determine how smell influences our ability to taste foods.
Fifth Grade
Anatomy
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

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