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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
In this science fair project, learn how to make gears and find out why they transmit torques in predictable ways.
Fifth Grade
Physics
In this science fair project, kids start a chemical reaction that will make a balloon inflate itself!
Fifth Grade
Chemistry
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
This science fair project idea  develops an understanding through experimentation of which shapes are the most structurally strong.
Fifth Grade
Physics
Discover how and which salt melts ice the quickest.
Fifth Grade
Chemistry
Kids conduct a cool balloon rocket experiment in this fun science fair project idea. Does a greater volume of air mean a greater distance traveled?
Fifth Grade
Aerodynamics
This science fair project idea determines the most effective method of preserving food.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Kids get step-by-step instructions for how to make a rubber band car and explore the physics of potential energy with this fun engineering science fair project.
Fifth Grade
Physics

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