Nature's Fireworks: A Book about Lightning


It snaps. It crackles. It makes you jump! Learn what makes lightning flash across the sky. Where does it start? Where is it going? Read all about what lights up a storm.
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It snaps. It crackles. It makes you jump! Learn what makes lightning flash across the sky. Where does it start? Where is it going? Read all about what lights up a storm.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Did you know that there are at least four different types of lightning? Can you tell the difference between sheet lightning and ribbon lightning? Why does it always thunder after you see the lightning in the sky? This primary book with simple graphics teaches basic concepts of lightning, such as how it is formed, why it occurs, the temperature, the reason for thunder, the length of each flash, and various types. The graphics are simple and help to illustrate the text of the book. The book is a good first science book, with large font size and simple words so that middle readers will understand the book with limited help from adults. The last pages of the book contain a simple experiment to create lightening by using materials found around the house. The book also contains several facts about lightning, safety tips, a glossary of new words, places to find more information on the Internet and at the library, and an index with many of the key words from the book. 2004, Picture Window Books, Ages 6 to 8.
— Nicole Peterson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404803374
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Amazing Science: Weather Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Josepha Sherman has written more than 80 books. She has written about everything from fantasy to folklore. She is the winner of the prestigious Compton Crook Award for best fantasy novel.

When she’s not writing, Josepha likes to travel and spend time with horses. She lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Lightning Begins 6
Lightning Is Electricity 8
Thunder and Lightning 10
How Far Lightning Travels 13
Ribbon Lightning 14
Forked Lightning 15
Sheet Lightning 16
Heat Lightning 17
Lightning Around the World 18
You Can Make Lightning 22
Fast Facts 23
Safety Tips 23
Glossary 23
To Learn More 24
Index 24
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