Dr. Fred's Weather Watch: Create and Run Your Own Weather Station

Dr. Fred's Weather Watch: Create and Run Your Own Weather Station

by Fred Bortz
     
 

Based on the award-winning science fair project by coauthor and NASA meteorologist, J. Marshall Shepherd, Dr. Fred's Weather Watch will lead you step-by-step to building a blue ribbon weather station of your own. Learn how to: Make aaccurate weather forecasts. Build a rain gauge, barometer, and other weather instruments from things you have around the house.

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Based on the award-winning science fair project by coauthor and NASA meteorologist, J. Marshall Shepherd, Dr. Fred's Weather Watch will lead you step-by-step to building a blue ribbon weather station of your own. Learn how to: Make aaccurate weather forecasts. Build a rain gauge, barometer, and other weather instruments from things you have around the house. Keep and use a weather log just like a real meteorologist. Packed with Fun Facts: Where and when was the highest wind speed ever recorded on Earth? what town in the United States had no rain for more than two years? What weather record does Yakutat, Alaska Hold? What does a 'bad hair day' really mean> Is there a storm coming? How hot is it? How hard is the wind blowing? How much rain is falling? What will the weather be like tomorrow? Answer these questions and more with help from Dr. Fred! It's fun and you don't need fancy equipment. In this book, Dr. Fred shows you how to build everything you will need to be the weather expert for your neightborhood!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071347990
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
03/13/2000
Pages:
98
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1100L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Fred Bortz, Ph.D., (Monroeville, PA) is a physicist and author noted for his ability to produce clear, child-friendly books on science and technology. J. Marshall Sheperd, Ph.D.,(Severn, MD) is a research meteorologist at NASA whose sixth-grade weather station project won a top prize in the Georgia State Science Fair.

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