Ahrens, C. Donald, Meteorology
United States, Thomson: Brooks/Cole, 2003.
An introduction to weather, climate, and the environment
* Cobb, Vicki, and Josh Cobb.
Light Action: Amazing Experiments with Optics,
New York, Harper Collins, 1993.
Explains what light is and explores the basic principles of optics through experiments.
* Davis, Kenneth C.
Don't Know Much About The Solar System,
New York, HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.
Asks and answers questions about the sun, and the planets as well as cosmology,
the life and death of stars, astronomy, and space exploration.
Freedman, Roger A. and William J. Kaufmann III.
New York, W.H. Freeman and Company, 2005
A basic college textbook that tells about all aspects of the universe. Aimed at introductory astronomy students without a strong science or math background.
Sun Up, Sun Down,
New York, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, Publishers, 1983.
Describes the characteristics of the Sun and the ways in which it regulates life on Earth.
The Reasons for Seasons,
New York, Holiday House, 1995.
Explains how the position of the Earth in relation to the Sun causes the four seasons.
How the Universe Began
New York, Franklin Watts, 1985.
Explains in simple terms how the universe began with the "big bang theory." Also describes the formation of the stars, planets, and our solar system.
A New True Book: Experiments with Heat,
Chicago, Children's Press, 1986.
Scientific explanations and experiments demonstrate the nature of heat, its sources, and how it travels and affects matter.
*Rhatigan, John, and Rain Newcomb.
Out –Of-This-World Astronomy: 50 Amazing Activities and Projects
, New York, Lark Books, 2003.
Introduces "the study of stuff in space," providing statistics, quizzes, activities and experiments about the stars and planets.
New York, Benchmark Books, 2003.
Discusses the shift from an Earth-centered to a Sun-centered view of the Solar System, the Sun's composition, history, and likely future, and the importance of this star to life on Earth.
New York, HarperCollins Publishers, 2004.
A highly readable account of why cosmologists believe that the Big Bang is an accurate description of the origin and evolution of the universe.
*Spangenburg, Ray and Kit Moser.
A Look at the Sun,
New York, Franklin Watts Pub., 2001
Gives an overview of the Sun – its composition and where its energy comes from.
*Vogt, Gregory L.
Brookfield, CT Millbrook Press, Inc. 1996
This is a book that gives some basic facts about the sun. It includes some good photos and a glossary of terms.
The First Three Minutes,
New York, Basic Books, Inc. Publishers, 1977.
A very accessible accounting of what is termed "the standard model" of the how the
early universe began. It was written with the general reader in mind.
The Weather Book: An Easy Guide To The USA's Weather,
New York, Vintage Books, 1992.
This is a valuable introduction and guide to the science weather and climate. Covers basic weather terms utilizing places in the USA to illustrate examples.