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Puddle Jumpers: Fun Weather Projects for Kids
     

Puddle Jumpers: Fun Weather Projects for Kids

by Jennifer Storey Gillis, Patti Delmonte (Illustrator)
 
Puddlejumpers

* Learn Why We Need Weather

* Make a Flowerpot Sundial

* Make a Reliable Rain Gauge

* Snow Sculpting

* Be Snow Sleuth

* Make a Weather Vane

* Create Kitchen "Clouds"

Overview

Puddlejumpers

* Learn Why We Need Weather

* Make a Flowerpot Sundial

* Make a Reliable Rain Gauge

* Snow Sculpting

* Be Snow Sleuth

* Make a Weather Vane

* Create Kitchen "Clouds"

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Weather--what it is and why it is important to us is the focus. Gilles intersperses plenty of good factual information in her nice selection of weather activities. Some of the projects will even result in a tasty treat such as sun-dried apples or will just be pure fun such as creating baked raindrops or paper snowflakes. For each major weather day--sunny, cloudy, rainy, snowy and windy--kids are invited to use their senses to detect the weather. For example, on a windy day walk, you can see the leaves and flags blowing, hear the noise as the wind rattles windows, and depending on where you live the wind can bring smells, and of course, you can feel the wind. This book would be useful in elementary school classrooms and for homeschoolers. The projects use items easily obtained, they are fun, and they will help kids understand our world and weather in particular. The cover is full-color while the illustrations and text are rendered in black and blue. 1996, Storey Publishing, Ages 6 up, $9.95. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot—Children's Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882669380
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/06/1996
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Previously an elementary school teacher, Jennifer Storey Gillis knows how to intrigue and motivate young children with her numerous projects, puzzles and yummy recipes. Such treasures are found in her Storey Books: An Apple A Day!, Green Beans & Tambourines, Hearts & Crafts, Puddle Jumpers, and Tooth Truth. Parents and teachers will find a large variety of ideas in her books that are sure to please any child. Janice Hughes of the Associated Press Features writes the following of Jennifer's In a Pumpkin Shell: "Storey Gillis does a great job explaining to kids how to grow pumpkins. Choosing seeds, pulling weeds, (watch out for that stem!)--it's all there... And if you do end up with a big harvest, or if you just buy at the store, Storey Gillis is full of ideas--all easy and inexpensive." Jennifer was born in Washington, D.C., but currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband, Jack, and her three children.

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