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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 determines if family members can recognize one another using only the sense of smell.
Fifth Grade
Forensic Science
What is the hydrologic cycle and how does it work? Check out this fun and easy science project where you will model and learn about Earth's water cycle!
Fifth Grade
Oceans
This science fair project uses paper chromatography to  investigate whether black, brown, orange, and purple are pure colors or mixtures of other colors.
Fifth Grade
Forensic Science
Science fair project that develops latent fingerprints on a non-porous objects by converting superglue from a solid state to a gaseous state.
Fifth Grade
Forensic Science
Science fair project that uses muriatic acid to develop fingerprints that would otherwise be invisible.
Fifth Grade
Forensic Science

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