What Will the Weather Be?

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Weather

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.

Explains the basic characteristics of weather--temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, air pressure--and how meteorologists gather data for ...

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Overview

Weather

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.

Explains the basic characteristics of weather--temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, air pressure--and how meteorologists gather data for their forecasts.

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Weathermen 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,
— Patricia Dole
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Ms. 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064451130
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/1993
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 2
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 95,522
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 500L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.12 (w) x 6.32 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynda DeWitt is an editor in the Educational Media Division of the National Geographic Society, and has published wildlife articles in various publications. She lives in Washington, D. C.

Carolyn Croll is the author/illustrator of several books for children and has illustrated numerous other titles, including another Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Book, Switch On, Switch Off by Mel Berger. She lives in Philadelphia.

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  • Posted May 9, 2010

    Excited to Read

    I bought this book for my five and one half year old Grandson. As soon as he saw the book he was thrilled and couldn't wait to read it. The cover page attracted him immediately. He sat down to read it right away. He is already abel to read independently and only needed help with a few word. He was engrossed from the beginning and was able to finish the book. A short time later he wanted to re-read the book and we did this together. We discussed some of the technical aspects and he spoke about what he had learned. He also loved the part that showed how he could replicate what happens.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    For the weather buff

    This is a very long and detailed book. I purchased this book a bit too early for my child however will hang on to it for future learning - definately follow the age range on this one. If you child is into the details of the weather this book is for you!!!

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    Introduction to sciences! Great series!

    These book series are fantastic; kids always ask questions and these book series got the right answer in an easy clear way to understand nature. I wish it would have been available when I was kid!

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