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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 teaches students about wilting and browning of salad greens.
Fifth Grade
Botany
Wonder why bugs always fly around your lights at night? This experiment determines whether insects are attracted to the heat or the light.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
Science fair project which breeds a pair of mice, a pair of rats and a mouse and a rat in order to learn about the difference.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
Science fair project which attempts to create a hybrid fish species by breeding two different species of fish together.
Fifth Grade
Zoology
Science fair project which determines whether plants are able to get enough nutrients from different types of garbage.
Fifth Grade
Botany
This science fair project explains the process of how the lungs expand and contract with the help of the diaphragm.
Fifth Grade
Anatomy
Science fair project which determines if plants really do need water to grow, or whether they just need to be kept wet.
Fifth Grade
Botany
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 determines relationship between number and variety of insects and spiders by collecting and counting invertebrates in a ecosystem.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
Science fair project that compares the biodiversity of fungi in different ecosystems by identifying species of fungi.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
Science fair project that determines whether landscaping fabric impacts the ability of plants to receive water.
Fifth Grade
Life Science

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