How Does a Cloud Become a Thunderstorm?

How Does a Cloud Become a Thunderstorm?

by Mike Graf


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How did ancient peoples explain thunderstorms? How does the Sun send ocean water up into the clouds? How do electric charges form in a storm cloud? This series explores the causes and effects that shape our world. From the underwater volcanoes that sprout into islands, to the rushing waterfalls that spark electric currents, this series demonstrates how both natural and man-made phenomena occur.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410985286
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/15/2016
Series: How Does It Happen
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.38(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

A Brewing Storm 4

Thunderstorms in the Past 6

A Moist Beginning 8

A Cloud Is Born 10

The Kinds of Cloud 12

Clouds and Storms 14

What Is a Thunderstorm? 16

What Causes Lightning? 18

Where Lightning Strikes 20

Many Kinds of Lightning 22

A Clap of Thunder 24

Lightning Safety 26

The Water Cycle 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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