Online Science Textbooks

Five Ponds Press Electronic Book Access

 Exploring Science All Around Us 

 Student Edition address:


 Username: VirginiaScience2019 (with capital letters V S)

Password: Scientist2019 (with a capital S)

 This address gives students, parents and teachers access to the grade level student textbooks with or without audio.

 Click on the cover of the textbook that you want to see and then click on any chapter on the table of contents page and you will be taken to that chapter.  

 For access to the Teacher Edition, please use the following link:

Teacher Address for Teacher's Edition and all teacher resources:


 username: VirginiaScienceT2019 (with capital letters V S T)

password:  ScientistT2019 (with capital letters S T)

 This address gives elementary teachers access to the teacher materials for all grade levels as well as all of the student editions described above. Teachers in grades 1-5 may use material from any grade level that they want to use for instruction, remediation or review. The teacher materials include:

  • Teacher's Edition 
  • Teacher's Edition in single pages to print or view on a tablet 
  • Reproducibles  
  • Assessments 
  • the student book in PDF files (best for interactive whiteboards or to view on tablets or e-readers)
  • Literature List, age appropriate titles selected for every SOL

Teachers may save our content on school or personal devices with permission from the school division. Five Ponds Press will provide permission to use our content through June 2019 while employed by the school division. Teachers moving to other school divisions are not authorized to use our content.

The links below are posted for your convenience and will take you to the student edition.  
For login questions, please contact Sandy Downard at sandydownard@mcps.org.

Kindergarten - Chapter 2 only

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5