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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 fair project, you'll make a 'ghost' appear in a test tube, and learn about what happens when hot water and cold water interact.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Science fair project that examines albedo, and how this information is applied in the design of cars, sportswear, and other items. Which colors reflect light?
Fifth Grade
Third Grade
This science fair project idea  develops an understanding through experimentation of which shapes are the most structurally strong.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
What is mulch? Kids will provide soil with a wet blanket of mulch and see if that helps keep drought-stricken soil damp.
Fifth Grade
Hard
This science fair project creates a visual model of whatâs happening to  sound waves as a car approaches and then leaves.
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
Science fair project in which you will start a fire from scratch without using matches or a lighter.
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Science fair project which simulates the global conveyor belts on a small scale, and observes the effects of wind, density and temperature on water movement.
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
What can you do with hair after its cut? This science project teaches you practical uses for human hair.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School

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