Why Does It Thunder and Lightning?

Why Does It Thunder and Lightning?

by Darice Bailer
     
 

Lightning Flashes across the sky and thunder is so loud it seems to shake the windows when it roars. Thunder and lightning may seem like mysterious happenings, but Why Does It Thunder and Lightning" Helps readers understand the forces at work which cause both thunder and lightning.

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Lightning Flashes across the sky and thunder is so loud it seems to shake the windows when it roars. Thunder and lightning may seem like mysterious happenings, but Why Does It Thunder and Lightning" Helps readers understand the forces at work which cause both thunder and lightning.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Denise Daley
The scientific causes of thunder and lightning differ, but a basic understanding of atoms and electric currents is necessary in order to comprehend these common weather conditions. This book explains how positive and negative charges can create electrical forces strong enough to cause lightning. That same electric current can heat the air so fast that it explodes, causing a loud boom known as thunder. This book provides basic scientific information so that young readers can fully grasp how thunder and lightning occur. A chapter about the causes of rain and how clouds are formed precedes the chapters that explain how thunderstorms begin, what happens when lightning strikes, and what causes thunders. There are colorful photographs on just about every page, and the book concludes with an activity that explains how readers can create their own thunder using a balloon and a woolen blanket. This informative book is part of the "Tell me why, tell me how" series. Reviewer: Denise Daley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761448259
Publisher:
Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Tell Me Why, Tell Me How 4 Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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