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Solar System
             Solar System



Read and Color
            Which Planet?


Short Readers
     Planet Earth, the Big Blue Marble (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     Saturn -- The Planet, Not the Car! (Short Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     These Old Planets (Grades 2-3)
     Is Pluto a Planet? (Grades 4-6)
     The Rocky Planets (Grades 5-7)
     The Gas Giant Planets (Grades 5-7)
     Pluto - Not a Planet Anymore (Grades 5-8)
     The Planet Facts! Part 1 (Grades 6-7)
     The Planet Facts! Part 2 (Grades 6-7)
     Planet X Becomes Pluto (Grades 6-8)
     Whatever Happened to Pluto? Dr. Mike E. Brown, The Planet Hunter (Grades 6-8)


Reluctant Reader Books
     A New Game Show on Planet Pearth! (Grade 4-6)


What Would You Do?
     Save the Planet One Kid at a Time (Grade 3-6)


Literature Book Units
     Earth: Our Planet in Space (Grades 3-4)


Read and Color Books
            Moon Walking
            The Night Sky


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Moon Talk
     Pollution Management
     The Ever-Changing Surface of the Earth - Part 1: Erosion
     The Story Behind Our Seasons
     The Sun-Earth's Closest Star
(Grades 1-2)
     Let's Go on a Garbage Walk
(Grades 3-5)
     Asteroids
     Earth Day's Founding Father
     Earth Hour Power
     Earth's Next Door Neighbor
     Earth
     Gary for President
     Introduction to Volcanoes
     It Glows in the Dark!
     Jumping Into Skiing
     Jupiter
     Like the Sun and Moon, Part 1
     Looking at Earth from Space
     Malcolm Finds a Home in Brazil
     Mars
     Mercury
     Mercury
     Molly the Cuttlefish
     Neptune
     Open Wide!
     Operation: Destroy the Earth
     Our Moon
     Our Solar System
     Revolving for the Seasons
     Same Old Season?
     Saturn
     Summertime Weather All Year Long
     The Asteroid Belt
     The Best Valentine’s Day Ever
     The Bigger Picture - Our Solar System
     The Monster Storm
     The Mystery of the Big Balloon
     The Sun and the Seasons
     The Sun
     The Wonderful Wind
     Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
     Uranus
     Venus
     Venus
     Water Moves in a Circular Motion
     Welcome to Inuit, Part 1
     What Is a Volcano?
     What's Your Address?
(Grades 6-8)
     A Star is Born
     A System of Cycles, Part 1
     A System of Cycles, Part 2
     Air - The Atmosphere
     All the Spheres of the Earth
     An Exploration Discovery
     Archimedes
     Asteroids and Comets
     Beyond the Solar System
     Catch a Dream with a Dream Catcher
     Characteristics of a Market Economy
     Comets
     Copernicus
     Coral Reefs: Donald's Tale
     Crocodilian Cousins: Alligators and Crocodiles
     Death Valley National Park
     Dirt Maps
     Do You Want To Visit Jupiter?
     Earth's Blanket
     Ecologist
     Endangered Animals!
     Endangered Is Not Extinct...Let's Keep It That Way!
     For the Good of the Earth
     Formation of the Earth
     Fungi - Friends or Foes?
     Gifts from the Rainforest
     Global Warming
     Gravity
     Gravity
     Gravity
     Great Basin National Park
     H. G. Wells
     How Do Solar Cells Work?
     How Vaccines Work
     How Was the Solar System Formed?
     Johannes Kepler and the Mystery of Six-Cornered Snowflakes
     Johannes Kepler
     John Christopher
     Just One of the Group
     Lakes, Ponds, and Wetlands
     Melting Arctic Ice
     Meteors, Meteoroids, and Meteorites
     Moon 101
     Nature's Fireworks, the Northern Lights
     Neptune Is Neat (and a bit Mysterious!)
     New Horizons Mission to Pluto
     Not If I Can Help It!
     Oceanography
     Passing Plates I - The Theory
     Plutons
     Rainforest Logging Banned in New Zealand
     Reefs - Gardens Under the Sea
     Roadkill Raptors: Turkey Vultures
     Rock Deformation, Part 1
     Rock Deformation, Part 2
     Roswell
     Sea-Floor Spreading
     Setting
     Social Sciences
     Stardust Mission
     Stars
     Steve Irwin Killed by Stingray
     Telescopes Over Time
     The Age of Enlightenment
     The Hubble Space Telescope
     The Milky Way Galaxy
     The Navigator's Tools
     The Sun
     Three R's to Help the Earth
     Tides
     Two Earth Days?
     Tycho Brahe
     Unicellular Organisms
     Water, Water Everywhere!
     Water, Water Everywhere: Furious Floods
     What Causes Weather?
     What Do Earth Scientists Do?
     What Does an Astronomer Do?
     What Is a Citizen?
     What Is a Mir?
     What Is Electricity?
     What Is NASA?
     What Is the Atmosphere?
     What's Gravity Got To Do With It?
     Where Did the Oceans Come From?
     Where Does Your Water Come From?
     Who Was Isaac Newton?
     Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!
     Why Do We Have Earth Day?
     Women of Saudi Arabia: Respected or Restricted?
(Grades 9-12)
     A "Matter" of Moving
     Aristarchus
     Column of Time
     Conserve the Sources
     Earth Files - Absolute Age
     Earth Files - Age is Relative
     Earth Files - The Fossil Record
     Earth Lab: The Matter
     Earth Time - Precambrian Time and the Paleozoic Era
     Earth Time - The Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras
     Facts about Force
     Fire and Dust
     Growing Mountains
     Have You "Met A" Metamorphic?
     Hipparchus
     It's The Great Circle, Columbus!
     Jigsaw Puzzle Earth
     Language of Topography
     Mapping Rocks and Soil
     Measuring the Shake
     Mineral Super Store
     Missouri State Nicknames
     Moving Plates
     Nonrenewable Resources - Fossil Fuels
     Not Your Average Rock
     Other Types of Maps
     Pebbles to Mountains
     Properties of Rocks
     Rainforest Plants
     Rates of Weathering
     Regal Dirt
     Renewable Energy
     The Best View of Earth?
     The Earth Spits Fire
     The Earth's View (A Speech To Humans)
     The Flat Sphere
     The Greatest Storms on Earth, Part I
     The Greatest Storms on Earth, Part II
     The Movement of Soil, Part 2
     The Process of Weathering
     The Rainforest
     The Rock on the Bottom
     Top O' the Land
     When the Earth Hiccups
     With Magma You Get Igneous, Part I
     With Magma You Get Igneous, Part II

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Soccer, Smoke, and Steam

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     Ancient Egypt - History
     China
(Grades 6-8)
     Galileo
     India - History
     Kenya - History
     The Birth of the Buckeye State: An Early History of Ohio and its Beginning
(Grades 9-12)
     Ecuador - History


Finish the Story
     Win or Lose? (Grade 3-6)
     A Penchant for Trouble (Grade 4-5)
     Floating on the Ocean (Grade 4-6)
     Save the Animals (Grade 4-6)
     Rhyme or Reason (Grade 5-6)
     Rainbow Buttons in the Elevator! (Grade 6-8)
     An Artifact on Mars (Grade 8-9)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Earth Hour Sleepover (Grade 2-3)
     Bug Off! Bizarre Bugs From Around the World (Grade 3-4)
     Give the Earth a Hand! (Grade 3-4)
     Ocean Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     Marculus Entertains a Pink Blobulus (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Gets Another Pet (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Gets his License (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Goes to a Potluck (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Has a Garage Sale (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Has Pet Problems (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Visits Earth (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Visits Washington, D.C. (Grade 3-6)
     Weird Earth Sayings (Grade 3-6)
     Aliens: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 4-5)
     Big, Bigger, and Biggest Animals (Grade 4-5)
     How to Have a Green New Year's Eve (Grade 4-5)
     Wild and Wacky Color Facts (Grade 4-5)
     Marculus Gets a Job (Grade 4-6)
     Marculus Goes to Summer Camp (Grade 4-6)
     Marculus Visits a Carnival (Grade 4-6)
     More Weird Earth Sayings (Grade 4-6)
     Rex's Delectable Food Phrases (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to be a Superhero (Grade 4-6)
     WV is for West Virginia (Grade 4-6)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 3: Victory (Grade 5)
     Alien Encounter? The Betty and Barney Hill Story (Grade 5-6)
     Extreme Destinations (Grade 5-7)


Solar System
             Solar System



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