What Will the Weather Be?by Lynda DeWitt, Carolyn Croll
Will it be warm or cold?
Should we wear shorts or pants?
Shoes or boots?
Read and find out why the weather is so difficult to predict.
Children's LiteratureWeathermen sometimes slip up, as they did in March 1999 when a surprise blizzard brought snow to Washington DC, but there are many ways for them to predict storms accurately. The movement of air from one area to another causes a warm or cold weather front. Because they move fast, cold fronts produce short-lived storms followed by chillier temperatures. Warm fronts change the weather slowly and increase the heat. Meteorologists use thermometers, anemometers, and hygrometers to measure air temperature, wind, and humidity, and a barometer to record air pressure, all of which help them in their forecasting. The data are collected by the National Weather Service, weather maps are created, and information is sent to radio, television, and newspapers to prepare people for storms or sunshine, cold snaps, or heat waves. The easy-to-read text presents the facts clearly and simply. Lively, colorful, cartoon-style illustrations show the scientific concepts and instruments and ordinary people experiencing weather phenomena. The book is part of the "Let's Read-and-Find-Out Science" series. 2002 (orig. 1991), HarperCollins,
Children's Literature - Beverly KobrinMs. DeWitt explains and Ms. Croll illustrates what meteorologists do, what their instruments measure, what causes changes in the weather, and why it is often unpredictable. She also emphasizes the importance of record keeping which makes the process of prediction more accurate. A "Let's-Read-And-Find-Out-Science" book. 1993 (orig.
- HarperCollins Publishers
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- Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 2
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.12(w) x 6.32(h) x 0.15(d)
- 500L (what's this?)
- Age Range:
- 6 - 8 Years
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