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Explore Weather and Climate!: 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Explore Weather and Climate!: 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

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by Kathleen M Reilley, Bryan Stone
     
 

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What’s it like outside? And what are you going to do about it?
Every morning, before heading to school or out to play, kids want to know what the weather is going to be like that day. Is it a day for building a snowman, constructing a sandcastle, or planting a garden? Will they be stuck inside because of rain at recess? Or stuck at home because of snow?

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What’s it like outside? And what are you going to do about it?
Every morning, before heading to school or out to play, kids want to know what the weather is going to be like that day. Is it a day for building a snowman, constructing a sandcastle, or planting a garden? Will they be stuck inside because of rain at recess? Or stuck at home because of snow? And what about tomorrow? Explore Weather and Climate! will help kids understand the “how” and “why” behind the “what.” They'll learn how wind, sun, and water combine to form the weather we experience every day. They'll find out why the weather gets extreme. Explore Weather and Climate! offers engaging text reinforced with 25 hands on projects that include creating a storm in a bottle, touching the clouds, and eating an edible climate map, resulting in an unforgettable understanding of these forces of nature.

Editorial Reviews

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Eclectic Homeschool
"Written in an engaging style with fun illustrations, it will keep the attention of children and adults alike. A little book that is full of information and learning fun, Explore Weather and Climate! is a fun way to introduce children to something we experience every day: the weather."

National Science Teachers Association
"This book provides children and teachers with 25 activities related to weather and climate. If your curriculum includes these topics, this 92–page book may be ideal. . . The user–friendly format combined with the low reading vocabulary makes the book easy for students to navigate.

Children's Literature - Annie Laura Smith
Weather and climate are international concerns which are addressed daily in the media. This exploration defines weather, and explains temperature, air pressure, precipitation, clouds, extreme weather, and climate change in the respective seven chapters. It explains the how and why of weather. Black and white illustrations supplement the text throughout the book. Sidebars titled Words to Know in each chapter provide relevant vocabulary definitions of weather-related terms. Twenty-five hands-on exercises throughout the book under the heading, Make Your Own, show how to make weather projects. These projects will engage readers in the dynamics of the forces of nature. There are instructions for an Edible Climate Zone Map, Weather Game, Rain Stick, Sun Catchers, and a variety of other items. Step-by-step instructions and a list of supplies are provided for each activity. In addition to the respective chapter Words to Know listings, a comprehensive Glossary provides an overview of weather-related terms. A Resources page cites books and websites for further research. An Index provides easy navigation through the text. Explore Weather and Climate! is part of the "Explore Your World! Series" which includes other science books: Explore Spring!, Explore Winter!, Explore the Solar System!, Explore Rocks and Minerals!, Explore Life Cycles!, Explore Water!, and Explore Rivers and Ponds! Reviewer: Annie Laura Smith

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936313846
Publisher:
Nomad Press
Publication date:
12/22/2011
Series:
Nomad Press Explore Your World Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,147,412
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
880L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author


Kathleen Reilly has written several books for Nomad Press, including Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself; The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works; Explore Weather and Climate! with 25 Projects; and Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects. She is an award-winning author of several other science books for kids and is a contributor to dozens of publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle, Family Fun, National Geographic Kids, and Parents. Kate lives in Raleigh, NC.

Bryan Stone is a cartoonist who graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies. He has illustrated several books for Nomad Press including Explore Night Science!, Explore Rivers and Ponds!, Explore Rocks and Minerals!, Explore Flight!, and Explore Electricity!. Bryan lives in Hartland, Vermont.

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