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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 fun project, use a memory game to test various age groups and determine whether aging directly affects short-term memory loss.
Fifth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
What are the benefits of good posture? Kids will learn about the cognitive effects of good posture through conducting and observing a controlled experiment.
Fifth Grade
Medium
Are crickets affected by temperature? Test your knowledge! This project examines whether temperature has any effect on the chirping of crickets.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science project has students study a group of volunteer liars actively lying to study the behavior of a lie. Students see if they can figure out the truth.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Do lefties just write different or are their brains different? This science project has students explore what it means to be left handed.
Fifth Grade
Middle School
This science fair project idea explores whether people have an innate feel for the passing of time from a few seconds to 20 minutes.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
In this project, different childproof containers are tested to see how childproof they really are.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea examines whether boys and girls differ in reflexes.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Free science fair project idea that examines the differences between cats and dogs. Analyze objective qualities rather than subjective ones.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
In this project, a mnemonic is used to test how it increases memory.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School

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