How Could We Harness a Hurricane?

How Could We Harness a Hurricane?


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633222465
Publisher: Seagrass Press
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,256,922
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Vicki Cobb is the author of more than 85 highly entertaining nonfiction books for children. Ever since 1972, when Science Experiments You Can Eat was first published, Cobb's lighthearted approach to hands-on science has become her trademark for getting kids involved in experiences that create real learning. It is no surprise that she is known as the "Julia Child of hands-on science." Today's popular buzzwords in education, "hands-on science," "experimental learning," "outcome-based," "multi-disciplinary," and "critical thinking," are embodied in Vicki Cobb's work. Vicki has performed "Science Surprises," her interactive and engrossing show for kids, in 49 of the 50 states and internationally. She uses her expertise, humor, wit, and background as an educator to inspire teachers to make teaching science the high point of their day. She is president and founder of InkThinkTank, LLC, a company that focuses on the contribution that nonfiction literature and its authors can make to education. She contributes to three blogs: Interesting Nonfiction for Kids, Education Update, and the Huffington Post. In 2012, Vicki received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Visit to learn more.

Table of Contents

News Flash: Weather Warning! 4

What is a Hurricane? 6

Air and Pressure 8

Water Changes to a Gas 12

Energy and Wind 14

The Birth of a Hurricane 16

Traveling into the Eye of the Storm 22

Inside a Hurricane 24

Protect Storm fury 26

Brainstorming Ways to Harness A Hurricane 28

Put a Diaper on It to Absorb Water? 28

The Bomb Idea 29

Blacken the Clouds? 30

Warm Up the Top? 30

Put a Shade on the Ocean? 31

Cool Down the Ocean with Ice Cubes? 32

Put a Cover on the Ocean so Water Cant Evaporate? 33

Throw Cold Water on the Ocean's Surface? 33

Build a Hurricane Slayer? 36

Should We Mess With Mother Nature? 38

Glossary Of Terms 42

Selected Bibliography, Links, Videos 45

Author's Note 46

Index 47

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