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BCPS Science - Grade 5

Description: Baltimore City Public Schools Science book list for students in 5th Grade. #bcps


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What's The Point Of Being Green?

by Jacqui Bailey

This title takes on today's green issues, delivering a serious and provocative message in a way that will entertain enthusiastic greens and engage more reluctant ones. The facts are supported by quizzes, cartoons and plenty of eco tips.

Date Added: 10/30/2019


Wetland Food Chains

by Bobbie Kalman and Kylie Burns

A wide variety of plants and animals live, visit, and feed in wetlands, but wetlands are fast disappearing. This informative book describes life in a specific wetland--the marsh. Beautiful photographs, illustrations, and text explain which plants and animals live in this habitat and how they interact with one another. Young readers will learn about* wetland herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores* how wetland animals survive the changing seasons* the importance of wetlands to migrating animals* dangers to wetlands

Date Added: 10/02/2019


Wind Energy

by Amy Hansen

Explains how wind energy is generated and used, discusses wind farms and turbines, and considers its use as a renewable resource.

Date Added: 10/02/2019


Somewhere in the World Right Now

by Stacey Schuett

This book introduces the child to the concept of different time zones in the world.

Date Added: 10/01/2019


The Lorax

by Seuss

Celebrate nature with Dr. Seuss and the Lorax in this classic picture book about protecting the environment!

I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.

Dr. Seuss’s beloved story teaches kids to speak up and stand up for those who can’t. With a recycling-friendly “Go Green” message, The Lorax allows young readers to experience the beauty of the Truffula Trees and the danger of taking our earth for granted, all in a story that is timely, playful, and hopeful. The book’s final pages teach us that just one small seed, or one small child, can make a difference.

Date Added: 09/20/2019


Inside the Water Cycle

by William Rice and Science Staff

The water cycle is like a circle-it has no beginning and no end. When the sun heats ocean water, it evaporates and forms clouds in the sky. When these particles get big enough, they can fall to Earth as precipitation in the form of rain, sleet, snow, or hail. When water hits the ground, it can change to liquid, soak into the ground, or run off and form streams or rivers. But it always makes its way back to the ocean, where the cycle "begins" again.

Date Added: 08/26/2019


The Curious Garden

by Peter Brown

NIMAC-sourced textbook

One boy's quest for a greener world... one garden at a time. While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world. This is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book.

Lexile Measure: AD840L

Date Added: 08/20/2019


Graphic Science

by Christopher Harbo and Cynthia Martin and Barbara Schulz and Agnieszka Biskup

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 08/20/2019


Plants in Different Habitats

by Bobbie Kalman and Rebecca Sjonger

Plants are living things that grow and change. Over time, plants have made remarkable adaptations to suit the habitats in which they live. Simple text and beautiful images highlight how plants have adapted to life in the Arctic, in aquatic environments, and in other habitats such as those in deserts and grasslands.

Date Added: 06/19/2019


How Do Animals Adapt? (The Science of Living Things)

by Bobbie Kalman

Certain sea slugs have developed a remarkable defensive adaptation--they can use the stinging cells of the sea anemones they eat to protect themselves. Whether adapting over millions of years or in the blink of an eye, How Do Animals Adapt? examines the ever-changing world of animals. Children will thrill at discovering: *why animals need to adapt *animals that can "see" using sounds *how animals use camouflage and mimicry to protect themselves *how wild animals have adapted to habitat loss and learned to live in cities

Date Added: 06/19/2019


I Face the Wind

by Vicki Cobb and Julia Gorton

Renowned science author Vicki Cobb makes scientific principles easy for even the youngest kids to understand. Follow this book with a young child who loves to play. Bring along balloons. Find a windy place. Together you'll face the wind and see that learning is a breeze.

Date Added: 06/19/2019


The Curious Garden

by Peter Brown

One boy's quest for a greener world... one garden at a time. While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world. This is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book.

Date Added: 06/19/2019


The Giving Tree

by Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree, a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein, has been a classic favorite for generations.

Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.

Date Added: 06/19/2019


A Drop Around the World

by Barbara Shaw Mckinney and Michael S. Maydak

Presents the water cycle through the journey of a raindrop around the world, in sky, on land, underground, and in the sea, in its liquid, solid, and vapor forms, as it supports life everywhere.

Date Added: 06/19/2019


Pancakes, Pancakes!

by Eric Carle

"Here's the flour," shouted Jack. "Let's make a pancake." But his mother said, "Now we need an egg." Jack went to the black hen and fed her some grain that had slipped into his pocket while he had been threshing. "Cluck, cluck," said the black hen and went inside the hen house. Then she said, "Cluck, cluck," once more and laid an egg. But eggs and flour aren't all that Jack's mother needs... Will Jack ever get a pancake to eat? Other books by this author are available in this library.

Date Added: 06/19/2019


Pancakes for Breakfast

by Tomie DePaola

This wordless picture book follows the trials of a little old lady who attempts to make pancakes for her breakfast. “The optimistic determination of the woman and the gentle humor of the illustrations make this an appealing book for the very young.” —School Library Journal

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, Stories).

Date Added: 06/19/2019



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