Down Comes the Rain

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After rain comes down, the sun comes out and dries the puddles. But the water isn't gone. The heat from the sun has turned it into water vapor-it has evaporated. Eventually, this moisture in the air condenses to form new clouds. Soon the rain will fall again. Read on to find out all the ups and downpours of the water cycle!

Explains how the water cycle leads to different types of weather patterns.

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Overview

After rain comes down, the sun comes out and dries the puddles. But the water isn't gone. The heat from the sun has turned it into water vapor-it has evaporated. Eventually, this moisture in the air condenses to form new clouds. Soon the rain will fall again. Read on to find out all the ups and downpours of the water cycle!

Explains how the water cycle leads to different types of weather patterns.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dianne Ochiltree
How do raindrops get inside clouds? Why do wet clothes dry out when hung on a clothesline? What does the inside of a hailstone look like? These questions about Earth's water cycle-and many more-are answered in this new title from the "Let's-Read-And-Find-Out-About-Science" series. This lively paperback book uses step-by-step explanations and everyday observations of scientific principles to make learning fun. Hale's cheerful watercolor illustrations and imaginative layout design works well with the text to make these complex concepts quite understandable. Also included are hands-on activities that children can do themselves in the classroom or at home. Educators will especially appreciate the fact that both the text and illustrations for each of the books in this series are checked for accuracy by an expert in the relevant field.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4This newly illustrated edition of Rain and Hail (Crowell, 1983) is a concise and informative look at the water cycle. Branley provides a fundamental understanding of how water is recycled, how clouds are formed, and why rain and hail occur. A few easy science activities are included. Words that might be unfamiliar to readers are defined in context. The pen-and-ink with watercolor wash paintings clearly interpret the concepts presented on each page. Throughout the book, speech bubbles from a group of children provide further clarification. This beginning reader would be especially useful to elementary teachers, but will also fill a niche for young researchers.Stephani Hutchinson, Pioneer Elementary School, Sunnyside, WA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064451666
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 2
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 119,463
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Educational but fun

    With this book being eduicational yet fun at the same time it's great reading for my 4yr old. She loves these books.

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

    Great Teaching Tool

    Down Comes the Rain is a great book to use when teaching students about the water cycle. It discusses the different types of precipitation, different types of clouds, and the steps of the water cycle itself. I used this with my 1st grade class and it could be used with classes all the way up to 5th grade. I would recommend this as a teaching resource to all elementary teachers!

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