For teachers who have not received their elementary school student books yet or want to project the books for the classroom.

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Teacher access to digital Student Books

Student access to digital Student Books

Reading digital Student Books

Tips on accessing digital library

List of digital books available by unit


Digital access to Student Books is available via the Amplify Library (teachers only) or the Student Apps page (teachers and students).

Teacher access to Digital Student Books


  1. Log into the Curriculum website via

  2. Open the Global Navigation Menu and select the "Library" icon:

3. The Library will open in a separate tab. Please disregard this message and “X” out of the pop-up. Offline reading is not available for Elementary Student Books.

4. Books for each unit will be organized under the unit title. 

You can also click on “Genre” and look for the “Science” column to find the unit title.

5. Click on a book cover, and then the “Start Reading” button. 

Note: The "Download" button may respond, but the elementary school books are not available for offline reading. 

6. A landing page will open in a new tab, displaying the book cover and a link. Click on the link or the book cover to open the Student Book.

Student access to digital Student Books

You and your classroom can also access Student Books from the Student Apps page.

  1. Go to the Student Apps page and log in.

  2. Select a unit.

  3. Select any of the purple tiles corresponding with the book title in the Student Books section. The book will open in a new window.

Reading digital Student Books

A. Zoom in and out of each page.
B. Click on the square to expand to full screen.
    Teachers can turn this feature on after projecting their screen to their classrooms. C. Jump forward to a specific page.
D. Flip to the next page.
E. Navigate to a spread inside the book. (Desktop browser only)

F. Search for text.
G. Click on search results to jump to a specific search result.
H. Using a mouse or your laptop’s trackpad, click and drag to simulate page turning.  

Tips on accessing digital library

List of digital books available by unit


Sunlight and Weather

  • Cool People in Hot Places

  • Getting Warm in the Sunlight

  • Handbook of Models

  • Tornado! Predicting Severe Weather

  • What Is the Weather Like Today?

Needs of Plants and Animals

  • A Plant in the Desert 

  • Above and Below

  • Handbook of Plants

  • Investigating Monarchs

  • Science Walk

  • What Does a Scientist Look Like?

Pushes and Pulls

  • A Busy Day in Pushville

  • Building with Forces

  • Forces in Ball Games

  • Room 4 Solves a Problem

  • Talking About Forces

1st Grade

Spinning Earth 

  • A Walk Through the Seasons

  • After Sunset

  • Nighttime Investigation

  • Patterns of Earth and Space

  • Space Explorers

  • What Spins?

Animal and Plant Defenses

  • Frog Model

  • Parents and Offspring

  • Spikes, Spines, and Shells: A Handbook of Defenses

  • Tortoise Parts

  • Whose Lunch Is This?

Light and Sound

  • Can You See in the Dark

  • Engineering with Light and Sound

  • Let's Test!

  • What Made This Shadow?

  • What Vibrates? 

2nd Grade

Changing Landforms

  • Gary's Sand Journal

  • Handbook of Land and Water

  • Landform Postcards

  • Making Models of Streams

  • What's Stronger? How Water Causes Erosion

Plant and Animal Relationships

  • A Plant Is a System

  • Habitat Scientist

  • Handbook of Habitats

  • Investigating Seeds

  • My Nature Notebook

Properties of Materials

  • Can You Change It Back?

  • Handbook of Interesting Ingredients

  • Jelly Bean Engineer

  • Jess Makes Hair Gel

  • What If Rain Boots Were Made of Paper?

  • Ideas and Inventors

3nd Grade

Weather and Climate

  • World Weather Handbook

  • Dangerous Weather Ahead

  • Seeing the World Through Numbers

  • Sky Notebook

  • What’s Going On with the Weather?

Inheritance and Traits

  • Blue Whales and Buttercups

  • Handbook of Traits

  • How the Sparrow Learned Its Song

  • Scorpion Scientist

  • The Code

Environments and Survival

  • Biomimicry Handbook

  • Cockroach Robots

  • Earthworms Underground

  • Environment News

  • Mystery Mouths

  • Who Thinks About Structure?

Balancing Forces

  • Explaining a Bridge

  • Forces All Around

  • Handbook of Forces

  • Hoverboard

  • What My Sister Taught Me About Magnets

4th Grade

Earth's Features

  • Arguing to Solve a Mystery

  • Clues from the Past

  • Fossil Hunter's Handbook

  • Rocky Wonders

  • Through the Eyes of a Geologist

Vision and Light

  • Crow Scientist

  • Handbook of Animal Eyes

  • I See What You Mean

  • Investigating Animal Senses

  • Seeing Like a Shrimp and Smelling Like a Snake

  • How to Train Your Robot

Energy Conversions

  • Blackout!

  • Energy Past and Present

  • It's All Energy

  • Sunlight and Showers

  • Systems

  • Who Thinks About Systems

Waves, Energy, and Information

  • Patterns in Communication

  • Seeing Sound

  • Sound on the Move

  • The Scientist Who Cracked the Dolphin Code

  • Warning: Tsunami!

5th Grade

Patterns of Earth and Sky

  • Dog Days of Summer

  • Handbook of Stars and Constellations

  • How Big Is Big? How Far Is Far? 

  • Star Scientist 

  • Which Way Is Up? 

The Earth System

  • Chemical Reactions Everywhere

  • Drinking Cleopatra's Tears

  • Engineering Clean Water

  • How the Earth System Explains Dinosaur Extinction

  • Water Encyclopedia

  • Water Shortages, Water Solutions

Ecosystem Restoration

  • Energy Makes It All Go

  • Matter Makes It All Up

  • Restoration Case Studies

  • Walk in the Woods

  • Why Do Scientists Argue?

Modeling Matter

  • Break It Down: How Scientists Separate Mixtures

  • Food Scientist’s Handbook

  • Made of Matter

  • Science You Can’t See

  • Solving Dissolving

  • Who Thinks About Scale?

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