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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 creates a visual model of whatâs happening to  sound waves as a car approaches and then leaves.
Fifth Grade
Physics
Demonstrate how you can make your own compass using a magnetized needle. It also allows you to compare magnetic north and geographic north.
Fifth Grade
Physics
The objective of this science fair project idea is to  determine if sound travels best through the air, water or a solid.
Fifth Grade
Physics
This science fair project idea builds models of various types of bridges and then  determines which bridge design is the strongest.
Fifth Grade
Physics
Will the shape of an ice cube impact how fast the ice melts?
Fifth Grade
Physics
Kids will create their own version of Richard Feynman's rubber band heat engine to learn about thermodynamics with this cool science fair project idea.
Fifth Grade
Physics
This science fair project idea examines the reason boats are shaped and engineered.
Fifth Grade
Physics
Science fair project that determines whether mass and weight are the same or different.
Fifth Grade
Physics
Glass is see-through, but usually you can still see that it is there. In this experiment, we use baby oil to make glass go completely invisible.
Fifth Grade
Physics
This science fair project idea  investigates if heat from direct sunlight is hotter than heat from reflected sunlight.
Fifth Grade
Physics

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