What is wind?: Weather Close-Up

What is wind?: Weather Close-Up

by Crabtree Publishing
     
 

What is precipitation?

What is temperature?

What is weather?

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What is precipitation?

What is temperature?

What is weather?

What is wind?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Tima Murrell
What exactly is wind and where does it come from? This small, informative book will help parents and teachers answer these questions. Readers will learn about air pressure, the effects of wind on plants and animals, and tools that scientists use to harness the wind. Each page is filled with colorful illustrations, charts, photographs, and fact bulletins. The graphics and variety on each page will engage and entertain children while also helping them learn more about the science of wind. The vocabulary is simple enough and the print large enough that a young reader can read the book for himself. Several bonus features include a wind craft for children to make, instructions for a weather journal, a list of books and websites for further study, and a glossary of wind words. This little book only has twenty four pages, but it packs in a ton of information. This book would be a great resource for schools and home school parents to supplement the science curriculum. Reviewer: Tima Murrell; Ages 5 to 8.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4—From numerous discussion prompts to suggestions for recording personal observations, this series is designed to engage. Johnson carefully articulates the difference between climate and weather and clearly explains topics such as the water cycle, forms of precipitation, and factors affecting temperature. For the most part, the author avoids overlap among volumes. However, diagrams of the water cycle and the Earth's rotation appear more than once. Each book contains information about meteorologists and some of their instruments. This feature ties in nicely with the activities that conclude the volumes, which include instructions on how to make projects such as a windsock and thermometer box. Not only are students encouraged to keep a weather journal, but the titles also explain how to use collected data to create relevant graphs or charts. These activities could be carried out by an entire class or small group at lower elementary levels or by older students individually.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778707646
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/30/2012
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,103,440
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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