What Are Cirrus Clouds?

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Children's Literature - Karin Fisher-Golton
Not only do clouds appear in many shapes and sizes, they can change before our eyes and even help us predict the weather. Part of the "Clouds Close-Up" series, this 24-page book packs plentiful information into a small space. Topics include the water cycle, cloud formation, and cloud types, with an emphasis on cirrus clouds. Peppas's writing is just right for this age group—easy-to-follow with the occasional surprising tidbit. Children will embrace learning how to forecast weather conditions by observing clouds. They will also enjoy the bright photos of cloud-filled skies, and, on some pages, the faces of people experiencing those vistas. An extension activity, which outlines how to make a cloud journal, aligns well with the book's content and provides an age-appropriate introduction to two important steps in scientists' work—observation and prediction. A table of contents, a glossary, an index, and a "learning more" section are included as well. This compact book will be a welcome addition to any classroom studying weather and to the home collections of budding young scientists. Reviewer: Karin Fisher-Golton
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778744733
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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