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Using Our Library Catalog

  • In the 'Search for' box, type in the name of your planet
  • Click on 'Subject'.  Wait for search results to come up on the screen.  Use the scroll bar to move to a title you are interested in.
  • Click on 'Details' to see whether the item is available at this library.
  • Click on 'Go Back' to see another item from the results list.  Items that have Dewey Decimal numbers with a J are located in the Children's aisles.

Books on individual planets are located in the J 520's in the Children's aisles.

Reminder:  You may only check out 3 books per planet.

Click here to go to the library catalog.


J 520 WIL - Space
J 520 VIS - Visual Encyclopedia of Space
J 520.3 FIR - First Space Encyclopedia
J 520.3 SPA - Space:  A Visual Encyclopedia
J 520.3 VOG - Is There Life on Other Planets?:  and Other Questions About Space
J 523.2 TRA - The Solar System
J 523.2 CAR - Exploring the Solar System:  A History With 22 Activities
J 523.4 CAR - Extreme Planets!  Q & A
J 523.4 SIM - Planets Around the Sun
J 629.4 JAN - Space Exploration

An Astronaut's View

J 629.409 ALD - Look to the Stars
J 629.45 GRO - All About Astronauts
J 629.45 SCH - The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon
JB Armstrong - Neil Armstrong:  One Giant Leap for Mankind



ABC Teach:  Solar System

Astrocentral:  The Planets



NASA:  Solar System Exploration

National Geographic:  Planets

The Nine Planets

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum:  Exploring the Planets

Welcome to the Planets

Windows to the Universe

Project Tips

Step 1

Look for resources.  Focus on using books, including encyclopedias.  It's also a great idea to look up your planet on the Internet using websites like those listed in this Homework Helper to gather information for your report.

Step 2

Decide how you will organize your report.  You may begin with a title page and a short summary of the planet and then get more specific with information about the diameter, how many moons circle it, etc.

Step 3

Double check your assignment to make sure that you have followed all of your teacher's guidelines.  This is very important!  Much of your grade depends on simply following the assignment directions.  Make changes as needed.

Step 4

Have a parent, or other adult, read your report and check for errors.  You can also use spell check on the computer before printing out the final copy.  Turn it in on time to get the best grade!


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