Gega, Peter C., Science In Elementary Education. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1986.
This book offers ideas about teaching science as well as some activities and background information in a number of areas of science.
Hall, David and Rao, Krishna, Photosynthesis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
This is a clear, concise, and illustrated account of photosynthesis. This was one of the textbooks used in the Yale Institute Seminar on Photosynthesis.
Harlow, Rosie, and Morgan, Gareth, 175 Amazing Nature Experiments. New York: Random House, 1991.
This is a collection of hands-on nature experiments, activities, and crafts.
Jacobson, Williard J. and Bergman, Abby Barry, Science for Children: A Book For Teachers. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1987.
A book filled with ideas about different areas of science with investigative Philosophy.
Kardos, Thomas, 75 Easy Life Science Demonstrations. Portland, Maine: Walch Publishing, 1996.
This book offers demonstrations and experiments in a number of areas including plants. Many of the experiments in the unit were adapted from this book.
Levenson, Elaine, Teaching Children About Science: Ideas and Activities Every Teacher Can Use. Portland, Maine: Walch Publishers, 1996.
This book deals with how to teach science and gives activities.
Mattson, Matt, Scholastic Environmental Atlas of the United States. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1993.
This atlas includes bibliographical references, glossary, and index.
Silver, Donald M., Life On Earth: Biology Today. New York: Random House, 1983.
A basic explanation of how plants and animals function and relate to each other.
Suzuki, David, Looking at the Environment. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1992.
Facts and activities centered on the environment for children and adults to do.
Suzuki, David, Looking at Plants. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1991.
Facts and activities centered on plants for children and adults to do.
Walker, David, Energy, Plants, and Man. East Sussex: Oxygraphics Limited, 1992.
This book was the main text in the seminar from which this unit was developed. It explains the process of photosynthesis, and the inter-relationships between energy, plants, humans, and the environment.