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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 project challenges students to study deer behavior in their natural habitat- the feeding patterns, social behaviors, male to female ratio, etc.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This project examines if computer screen and text color affect retention and if people subconsciously prefer combinations of colors that help their retention.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
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
This project explores whether people's choice of a 'random' number is not as random as it seems.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project idea examines how well individuals can remember a story they were told and how accurately they pass that story along.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
In this project, different childproof containers are tested to see how childproof they really are.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Science fair project idea examines validity of mood ring predictions. Analyze accuracy of results, consider the impact of temperature
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

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