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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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In this science experiment, observe convection currents forming and learn about how heat energy moves in liquids from hot to cooler areas through convection.
Fifth Grade
Physics
How do series and parallel circuits work, and which produces the brightest light in a light bulb? Construct both in this project and find out!
Fifth Grade
Electricity and Magnetism
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
Kids make a paperclip perform an act of magnetic levitation and test how effective various materials are at magnetic shielding in this science fair project.
Fifth Grade
Physics
Create safe lightning for kids! They'll learn how to make lightning at home with this fun science fair project idea illustrating static charges and grounding.
Fifth Grade
Electricity and Magnetism
This science fair project idea  develops an understanding through experimentation of which shapes are the most structurally strong.
Fifth Grade
Physics
Kids will discover the meat science behind the meat they eat, and find out how to use safe chemistry to make meat more tender.
Fifth Grade
Chemistry
In this science fair project, kids start a chemical reaction that will make a balloon inflate itself!
Fifth Grade
Chemistry

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