5th Grade Earth Science Books

A Book of Science & Wonder: A Drop of Water by Walter Wick 

Drip! Drop! by Barbara Seuling

The Water's Journey by Elenore Schmid

A Drop in My Drink by Meredith Hooper

Water, Water Everywhere by Mark J. Rauzon

Down Comes the Rain by Franklyn M. Branley

Planting a Rainbow.  Lois Ehlert  ISBN 0-15-26266-7 (chromatography)

The Black Snowman.  Phil Mendez  ISBN 0-590-44873-0 (“black” chromatography; kente-like paper and cloth)  Goes with Traditions Theme from Reading series, “The Talking Cloth”

The Rainbow Fish.  Marcus Pfister  ISBN 1-55858-009-03 (students make glitter wands that contain samples of the 3 states of matter)

The Rains are Coming.  Sanna Stanley  ISBN 0-688-10948-9 (properties of objects and materials)

George Shrinks.  William Joyce  ISBN 0-06-443129-0 (effect of heat on plastic)

Zack’s Alligator.  Shirley Mozelle  ISBN 0-06-444186-5

Rechenka’s Eggs.  Patricia Polacco  ISBN 0-399-21501-8 (vinegar’s role in coloring eggs)

The Snowy Day.  Ezra Jack Keats.  NY:  The Viking Press, 1962 (3 states of matter)  See Caldecott reference