The following books and websites contain additional information, activities, and enrichment options. The books may be available through publishers, distributors such as bookstores or online retailers, or library systems.

For Students

Earth Cycles
Michael Elsohn Ross, Millbrook, 2001
My Book of Space
Ian Graham, Kingfisher, 2001
Our Solar System
Seymour Simon, Morrow, 1992
Margaret J. Goldstein, Lerner, 2004
Weather and Climate: Geography Facts and Experiments
Barbara Taylor, Kingfisher, 2002

For Teachers

Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe
Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan, Prentice Hall, 2003
Out-of-This-World Astronomy: 50 Amazing Activities and Projects
Joe Rhatigan and Rain Newcomb, Sterling/Lark, 2003


Ask an Astronomer for Kids
Exploring Planets in the Classroom
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

For additional websites, see the Best of the Net feature at and sites recommended by the National Science Teachers Association at