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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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Young physicists will wrestle with a discrepant event: the Hammer Ruler Trick. They'll make some inferences about torque, balance, and center of gravity.
Fifth Grade
Physics
Discover whether different amounts of water added into a wine glass will produce a different pitch when their fingers are rubbed along the rim.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
In this science fair project, kids start a chemical reaction that will make a balloon inflate itself!
Fifth Grade
Chemistry
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
What is condensation? Little mad scientists will learn about condensation, states of matter, and air pressure by conducting this cool science experiment.
Fifth Grade
Physics
This science fair project idea determines the most effective method of preserving food.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
This science fair project idea  develops an understanding through experimentation of which shapes are the most structurally strong.
Fifth Grade
Physics
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

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