First Science Experiments: Wonderful Weather

First Science Experiments: Wonderful Weather

by Shar Levine, Leslie Johnstone, Steve Harpster
     
 

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Wind, rain, soft drifting snowflakes and burning sunshine: all kids wonder what makes the weather what it is. How can we predict whether there will be blue skies or rain tomorrow? Where do clouds come from? Why do we have thunder and lightning? Answer all these questions and more with entertaining experiments geared to youngsters in the second and third grades.

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Wind, rain, soft drifting snowflakes and burning sunshine: all kids wonder what makes the weather what it is. How can we predict whether there will be blue skies or rain tomorrow? Where do clouds come from? Why do we have thunder and lightning? Answer all these questions and more with entertaining experiments geared to youngsters in the second and third grades. Using blown-up balloons and the refrigerator, test the difference between cool and hot air. Wrap a thermometer in a wet paper towel, wait a little bit, and then compare it to one that's left unwrapped: it will reveal the secrets of humidity. (And explain why two days with exactly the same temperature can feel completely different.) Make some morning dew to understand why the grass is wet when you wake up--even if it didn't rain. Create a hailstorm from blueberries, start a mini-tornado, keep a weather diary, and more!

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Gr 2-4-This informative book provides answers to the questions children tend to ask about the weather, such as "Why is the sky blue?" and "Why does my shirt sometimes stick to me on hot days?" Each answer is demonstrated by a simple experiment that includes an explanation of what happened. Important terms are set in bold type and defined in context. The activities mostly require supplies that are readily available and need a minimum of adult supervision, although children are advised to ask for help with some procedures. Harpster's humorous, color cartoon illustrations amplify the text. Enjoyable, and good for reports.-Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806972497
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
First Science Experiments Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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