Fifth Grade Science Fair Project Ideas

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Windmill Model Science Project
Windmill Model Science Project
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Windmill Model Science Project
In this windmill model science project, you will build a windmill to learn about wheel-and-axle machines and how these simple machines are used to do work.
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Air Density, Convection, and the Movement of Air Molecules
Air Density, Convection, and the Movement of Air Molecules
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Air Density, Convection, and the Movement of Air Molecules
In this science fair project, we learn how air molecules move as a result of density, convection, and air currents.
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Heat Convection in Liquids
Heat Convection in Liquids
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Heat Convection in Liquids
In this science experiment, observe convection currents forming and learn about how heat energy moves in liquids from hot to cooler areas through convection.
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Surface Features of the Moon Model
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Surface Features of the Moon Model
Explore the craters, maria, and highlands on the surface of the Moon! In this fun science project you'll create a 3-D model of the moon using paper mache.
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How to Make a Hygrometer: Sling Psychrometer
How to Make a Hygrometer: Sling Psychrometer
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How to Make a Hygrometer: Sling Psychrometer
Learn how to make a hygrometer to measure relative humidity in this project. Make a sling psychrometer hygrometer with gauze, thermometers, and a bottle.
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Rubber Band Heat Engine
Rubber Band Heat Engine
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Rubber Band Heat Engine
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.
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Series and Parallel Circuits
Series and Parallel Circuits
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Series and Parallel Circuits
How do series and parallel circuits work, and which produces the brightest light in a light bulb? Construct both in this project and find out!
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Specific Heat of Water vs. Specific Heat of Sand
Specific Heat of Water vs. Specific Heat of Sand
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Specific Heat of Water vs. Specific Heat of Sand
What heats up fasterâwater or soil? 5th grade students test the specific heat of water against the specific heat of sand in this great science fair project.
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How to Find Specific Gravity of Minerals
How to Find Specific Gravity of Minerals
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How to Find Specific Gravity of Minerals
In this cool experiment, learn how to find specific gravity of minerals using liquids of different densities to see which substances and items sink and float.
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Light Absorption and Color Filters
Light Absorption and Color Filters
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Light Absorption and Color Filters
Learn about where colors come from and how light absorption works in this fun experiment! All you need is a flashlight, construction paper, and cellophane!
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Which Substance When Dissolved in Water will Conduct an Electrical Current?
Which Substance When Dissolved in Water will Conduct an Electrical Current?
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Which Substance When Dissolved in Water will Conduct an Electrical Current?
This science fair project focuses on the use of a conductivity device that will determine if a substance dissolved in water can or cannot conduct electricity.
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Can Hydrogel Crystals be Used as a Sensitive Humidity Indicator?
Can Hydrogel Crystals be Used as a Sensitive Humidity Indicator?
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Can Hydrogel Crystals be Used as a Sensitive Humidity Indicator?
This science fair project focuses on a polymer called hydrogel super absorbent crystal which absorbs water, swelling to many times its original size.
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If Starch is Composed of Sugar Why Isn't Starch Sweet?
If Starch is Composed of Sugar Why Isn't Starch Sweet?
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If Starch is Composed of Sugar Why Isn't Starch Sweet?
This science fair project focuses on the use of the enzyme amylase found in human saliva to break down starch into sugar.
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Conductor or Insulator?
Conductor or Insulator?
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Conductor or Insulator?
This science fair project idea determines what household items are good conductors of electricity.
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How to Make a Lung Model
How to Make a Lung Model
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How to Make a Lung Model
This science fair project explains the process of how the lungs expand and contract with the help of the diaphragm.
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Bernoulli's Principle Experiment
Bernoulli's Principle Experiment
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Bernoulli's Principle Experiment
In this Bernoulli's Principle experiment, you'll learn how an increase in the speed of a fluid, like air, decreases pressure.
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Magnetic Levitation
Magnetic Levitation
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Magnetic Levitation
Kids make a paperclip perform an act of magnetic levitation and test how effective various materials are at magnetic shielding in this science fair project.
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Preserving Foods
Preserving Foods
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Preserving Foods
This science fair project idea determines the most effective method of preserving food.
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Hot Desert Plant Adaptations
Hot Desert Plant Adaptations
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Hot Desert Plant Adaptations
Students explore hot desert plant adaptations in this cool science fair project by observing how these organisms prevent excessive transpiration.
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Best Insulators
Best Insulators
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Best Insulators
This science fair project idea examines which type of insulation holds in the most heat.
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Digging in the Dark
Digging in the Dark
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Digging in the Dark
Ant behavior is closely related to light intensity. This free science fair project idea examines how fast ants dig when they are exposed to to light and dark.
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Determining Mold and Mechanical Deterioration Risk for an Artifact Storage Box
Determining Mold and Mechanical Deterioration Risk for an Artifact Storage Box
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Determining Mold and Mechanical Deterioration Risk for an Artifact Storage Box
Check out this cool science fair project idea to explore the risk of mechanical deterioration of artifacts placed in a storage box due to mold outbreaks.
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Cats & Dogs
Cats & Dogs
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Cats & Dogs
Free science fair project idea that examines the differences between cats and dogs. Analyze objective qualities rather than subjective ones.
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Are There Other Animals that Glow Under a Black Light Besides Scorpions?
Are There Other Animals that Glow Under a Black Light Besides Scorpions?
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Are There Other Animals that Glow Under a Black Light Besides Scorpions?
Check out this cool science fair project idea to explore which other common animals besides scorpions glow under a UV Black light.
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Testing the Solubility of Common Liquid Solvents
Testing the Solubility of Common Liquid Solvents
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Testing the Solubility of Common Liquid Solvents
In this fun science fair project idea learn about universal solvents and solutes and find out the solubility of several common liquid substances.
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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.