Solar System: Earth
Learn about Earth, the fifth largest planet in our solar system and the largest planet among inner planets. Find out what made our planet suitable for life to be created. Learn about the planet’s rotation, geological composition, atmosphere, hydrosphere, gravity and other necessary components for species to survive on its surface. The sites include photographs, audio, puzzles, quizzes, and hands-on activities.
ThinkQuest: Astronomy for Kids
This student-created site offers basic facts about the planet Earth. Click on "Constellations" to access the virtual telescope.
Enchanted Learning: Earth
Learn about Earth's density, orbit, composition, rotation, and atmosphere. Scroll down the page for a quiz, puzzle, coloring pages, and printable pages. The site includes graphics and photographs of the planet Earth.
NASA: StarChild: The Planet Earth
Read or listen about the Earth's composition at this site, then advance to the Level 2 to learn more about the atmosphere and magnetic field surrounding the planet.
Astro Kids: Earth
Find out about the importance of the ozone layer and its "greenhouse" effect. Learn what the highest point on Earth is and what the average surface temperature is.
Astronomy for Kids
This page has basics facts about Earth for younger kids
ThinkQuest: Mother Earth
Find quick facts about the planet, its mythology, compositional layers, water, and magnetic fields.
CosmicQuest @ The Children Museum of Indianapolis
Learn more about the Earth's composition and atmosphere. Learn what keeps Earth temperature stable. Find out how long one year on Earth lasted about 900 million years ago.
Windows to the Universe: Earth
Follow links on the page to learn more about the Earth's surface, magnetosphere, and hydrosphere. View photographs of Earth taken from the space in the Image Archives.
Welcome to the Planets: Earth
Select images and listen to audio about the most interesting parts on Earth.
ORRERY: Earth: Our Home Planet
Learn here about Earth and Moon partnership.Read about the Earth's atmosphere, gravity, and surface.Select images to view them enlarged.
NOTE: The page has a guest book.
KidsAstronomy.com - Earth
Learn about Earth and click on the planet's image at the right to view Earth's core.Switch between "Fast Facts" and "More" tabs at the right to view animated Earth's orbit.
Edhelper.com: Solar System : Earth Word Search
Find words related to Earth and solve the puzzle.
Edhelper.com: Space Theme Unit: Earth and Space
Answer questions and complete the puzzle.Includes an answer key.