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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.
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, WICopyright 2008 Reed Business Information.