Earth and Space Systems


  1. Astronomy for Kids Information about the solar system, planets, moon and more.
  2. CCSD Planetarium The Campbell County School District Planetarium is one of Gillette's most unique features. Come and see what's up in the night sky!
  3. Earth's Moon The moon, its rotation, and its phases
  4. Moon Phases Diagram Label Me! Label the phases of the waxing and waning moon.
  5. NASA Kids' Club Brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America's space agency (1-6)
  6. The Nine (8) Planets History, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies. (3-6)
  7. The Nine (8) Planets Just for Kids With permission from Bill Arnett, this is the revamped web site, The Nine Planets , for younger audience suitability (upper elementary grades).
  8. Planets A fantastic resource for the Interactive WhiteBoard. Allow time to download. (2-6)
  9. Smartoon: The Planets Adventure
  10. Starchild: The Solar System Level OneThe Solar System Level Two Information and online movies related to the solar system and space exploration. A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (K-6)
  11. Windows to the Universe Explore the wealth of information available here to learn about the Earth and Space sciences (5-6)


  1. Ask the Answer Worm! S.K. Worm answers your questions about soil and stuff!
  2. Earth' Continental Plates All About Plate Tectonics: Earth's Plates and Continental Drift
  3. Earthquakes for Kids Includes games, puzzles, science fair project ideas, facts, images, and more
  4. Fantastic Journeys: Yellowstone Explore Yellowstone National Park, a place unlike any other on earth. (4-6)
  5. Pangaea Features two animations: one showing the break-up of Pangaea, and the other showing continental drift from 800 million years ago up to today. (Enchanted Learning) (3-6)
  6. Plate Tectonics This activity lets you manipulate tectonic plates. Pull the plates apart and push them together and watch what happens to the Earth. (Requires Shockwave) 
  7.  Plate Tectonics Quiz Zoom Astronomy Activities: Plate Tectonics Puzzle - An interactive quiz about plate tectonics (3-6)
  8. Rocks and Soils Sarah Jane Adventure Online science experiment to learn about rocks and soils. BBC Schools Science Clips
  9. Volcanoes of the World USGS/Cascades Volcano Observatory gives information on all the volcanoes
  10. Volcano World Brings modern and near real-time volcano information to school kids


  1. Clouds Cloud types with pictures and information on precipitation, temperature and weather prediction.
  2. Clouds/Precipitation Online meteorology guide Cloud Types: High, middle and low-level clouds, vertically developed clouds, plus some less common cloud types. Precipitation: Rain, snow, hail, sleet and freezing rain Teacher recommended!
  3. Dan's Wild, Wild Weather Page Weather-related resources, classroom units, and activities
  4. EDHEADS-Activate your Mind Weather: Learn how to report and predict the weather.
  5. Freshwater Ecosystems The water cycle and its results on various landforms-ponds, lakes
  6. Gases Around Us Online science experiment to learn about air. BBC Schools Science Clips
  7. How NASA studies Air NASA missions collect data that tells us more about the composition, behavior, and quality of our air. Find out how air pressure affects you and why it's important.