Weather Projects for Young Scientists: Experiments and Science Fair Ideas [NOOK Book]

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Weather affects children every day, from determining which clothes they will wear to whether or not they will be able to play a game of sports or even attend classes. But how much do they really know about how weather works? Weather Projects for Young Scientists will help children explore this broad topic in detail, from the everyday phenomena of wind and clouds to the awesome, destructive power of lightning, tornados, and hurricanes. It includes more than 40 weather projects, such as building a model of the ...
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Overview

Weather affects children every day, from determining which clothes they will wear to whether or not they will be able to play a game of sports or even attend classes. But how much do they really know about how weather works? Weather Projects for Young Scientists will help children explore this broad topic in detail, from the everyday phenomena of wind and clouds to the awesome, destructive power of lightning, tornados, and hurricanes. It includes more than 40 weather projects, such as building a model of the water cycle, creating a tornado in a bottle, calculating dew point, reading a weather map, and more. Children will build weather-measuring tools- a barometer, a psychrometer, an anemometer, a wind vane, a rain gauge, and a thermometer-and then assemble them into a working weather station.

Most of the experiments in Weather Projects for Young Scientists include ideas for expanding them into science fair projects. The book includes profiles of scientists working in the field of meteorology and explores weather-related environmental issues such as global climate change, ozone depletion, and acid rain. Kids will never look at the sky the same way again.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jamaica Johnson Conner
"Everyone likes to watch, talk about, and try to predict the weather. The weather influences more than just what to wear or whether a picnic is canceled. Weather can also make or break a harvest or bring about a heating-fuel shortage. And severe weather can cause widespread destruction and even death." Because weather fascinates so many, this piece appeals to students who are fascinated by nature's phenomena and their effects. Information and experiments deal with the following aspects of weather: air, the sun, seasons, clouds, rain, wind, and forecasting. In each chapter, Carson explains the specific phenomenon, provides informative charts, graphs, and photographs, suggests several fun experiments to illustrate the concepts, and shares stories about real-life scientists and meteorologists. The readability level and types of experiments (such as creating a snow globe, a "homemade rainbow," "tornado in a bottle," etc.) are suitable for students in the middle school setting. Visual learners will appreciate the photographs in each chapter, while kinesthetic learners will love to engage in the activities suggested in this piece.
School Library Journal

Gr 4-8- Students seeking weather-related project ideas will find this volume indispensable. The five main headings-air, sun and seasons, clouds and rain, wind, and weather watching and forecasting-are broken down into subtopics, each of which includes overview-style information and instructions for corresponding activities. Over 40 projects, most of which call for basic household items, illustrate weather phenomena on a small scale. Adult assistance is advisable to help children discriminate between scientific experiments (creating and using weather measurement tools, working with hot and cold air) and just-for-fun crafts (making a snow globe). Information on current environmental issues and full-page descriptions of careers in weather, such as tornado chaser and storm photographer, are sure to pique interest.-Amanda Moss, Maywood Elementary School, Monona, WI

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613743119
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Kay Carson has written more than 15 nonfiction books for children, including Exploring the Solar System, The Underground Railroad for Kids, and The Wright Brothers for Kids.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     ix
The Air Around Us     1
Atmospheric Poster     4
Air Is Everywhere     5
Balancing Balloons     6
Pressure vs. Pencil     7
Build a Weather Station: Barometer     10
Hurricane Swirl     16
Screening out the Sun     20
Sun and Seasons     23
Telling Time by the Sun     24
Sun Prints     28
Reason for Seasons     29
Light Strength     31
What Warms More?     32
Build a Weather Station: Thermometer     35
Full of Hot Air     41
Hothouse Heat Up     46
Clouds and Rain     51
Cycling Water     53
Powerful Changes     55
Build a Weather Station: Rain Gauge     57
Homemade Rainbow     59
Sleet vs. Snow     60
Make Snow Globes     61
Rain Prints     62
Do the Dew Point     63
Make Frost     64
Build a Weather Station: Psychrometer     66
Frame a Cloud     70
Track Cloudy Weather     71
Static Sensor     76
Testing for Trouble     80
Wind     83
Reading the Wind     86
Build a Weather Station: Anemometer     89
Feeling the Chill     90
Build a Weather Station: Wind Vane     91
The Power of Wind     95
Worldly Wind Poems     97
Tornado in a Bottle     101
Inverting Air     105
Trap Pollution Particles     107
Weather Watching and Forecasting     109
Build a Weather Station: Put It All Together!     115
Test a Forecast     120
Mapping It Out     120
Winter Warnings     124
Water Warm Up     126
Glossary     129
Weather Web Sites     131
Index     133
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