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Planets: Resources

Use the resources on this guide to help you discover information about your planet. If the first resource you look at doesn't work, try another one. Please fill out the short survey after completing your research.

Research Assignment

Use books, databases, and approved websites to find information about your planet in our solar system.  Be sure to use your graphic organizer to find the following information:

  • Planet Name
  • Planet Position
  • Inner or Outer?
  • Size
  • Orbit Time
  • Gravity
  • Special Features
  • Significance of Name
  • Symbol
  • Temperature
  • Moons
  • Appearance
  • Exploration
  • Interesting Facts



The book descriptions on this page are provided by the Follett Catalog Software Company.

Books from Our Catalog

Type in your topic and the click on the appropriate access point. If you cannot find the book you want at our library, fill out a Book Request form and give it to Ms. O'Kane.

Search Keywords Search Titles Search Authors Search Subjects

Look for planet books in 523. 3, 523.4 and 525 in the Nonfiction section of our library and in the Science bucket. Use our library catalog to locate your subject. Here are a few titles to get you started:

Subject Guide

Kids Search Database

Type the name of your planet in the search box, then press Return. Click on a useful article. Information for your bibliography will be located at the top of the page.

Kids Search

World Book Student Database

Type the name of your planet and press Return. Click on your planet's name in blue. Information for your bibliography is located at the bottom of the page.