MyLibraryNYC_Science: Animals and Plants in their Environment (Gr. 4-5)
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Annotation:The story of the wolves who were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park (after years of over-hunting) and how they have restored that ecosystem to a more natural and balanced state.
Annotation:The true story of two nature photographers who create clever disguises to get close to their subjects, birds in their natural habitats.
Annotation:Learn about the importance of sunlight from none other than our sun, the narrator of this bold picture book. Especially notable is the explanation of photosynthesis, both what it is and why it matters.
Annotation:This picture book informs and visually delights readers as they descend from the surface into the deep ocean. The page colors reflect the water- they get darker as we descend- but Jenkins sheds light on the goings-on at each level. Additional information offered at the end of the book via encyclopedia style entries.
Annotation:Sandra Markle’s The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs takes readers on a voyage through the Panamanian Forest to find the killer fungus responsible for many frog deaths. Highly recommended.
Annotation:Meadowlands expert Thomas Yezerski’s account of this New Jersey wilderness area, the pollution it has endured, and the life it continues to inspire.
Annotation:What's for dessert in the desert? Desert Dinners, is one recommended title from the Studying Food Web Series.
Annotation:Including titles such as: What If There Were No Gray Wolves? (A Book about the Temperate Ecosystem) and What if There Were No Sea Otters (A Book about the Ocean Ecosystem)
Annotation:Highly recommended non fiction for students. So smart it stings!
Annotation:An interface that is designed especially for grades K-8. Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. The content from EBSCO Animals is included. Results can be easily sorted by magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.
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A list of supplemental and common core curriculum materials for a 4th grade Science unit on Animals (and Plants!) in their Environments; also useful for Grade 5 Exploring Ecosystems or a Unit for Earth Day.
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