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

Ecosystem of a Fallen Tree
Elaine Pascoe, PowerKids, 2003
Jim Pipe, Stargazer, 2004
Plant Reproduction
Louise and Richard Spilsbury, Heinemann, 2003
Seeds, Stems, and Stamens: The Ways Plants Fit into Their World
Susan E. Goodman, Millbrook, 2001
Survival and Change
Steven Parker, Heinemann, 2000

For Teachers

Eyewitness: Plants
David Burnie, DK, 2000
Janice VanCleave's Plants
Janice VanCleave, Wiley, 1996
The Terrarium
Harold Jes, Barrons, 2000


The Electronic Naturalist
Using Live Insects in Elementary Classrooms

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