The Everything KIDS' Weather Book: From Tornadoes to Snowstorms, Puzzles, Games, and Facts That Make Weather for Kids Fun!

The Everything KIDS' Weather Book: From Tornadoes to Snowstorms, Puzzles, Games, and Facts That Make Weather for Kids Fun!

by Joseph Snedeker


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440550362
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 10/18/2012
Series: Everything Kids Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 202,813
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

About the Author

Joe Snedeker, Med, is a meteorologist for WNEP-TV in the Scranton-Pocono Region of Pennsylvania. He has a BS in earth and space science/meteorology from the Millersville University of Pennsylvania and an MEd in biology/environmental science from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. Joe was a public high school science teacher for more than ten years and currently teaches science and meteorology at Marywood University when he is not totally immersed in his family: his wife, Dawn, and his three children, Joey, Lucas, and Aleah. He lives in Jermyn, PA.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Weather, Weather Everywhere? 7

What Is Weather? 8

How Earth Got Its Air 9

What Is Air? 12

A Meteorologist's Playground 13

Weather on Other Planets 16

Earth's Changing Weather and Global Warming 17

Chapter 2 Under Pressure 21

Air Has Weight 22

Air: Heavier Than an Elephant, Lighter Than a Feather 22

Air Moves, Just Watch the Wind 25

Measuring the Weight of the Air 26

The Highs and Lows of Weather Maps 29

Chapter 3 Water in the Air and Clouds in the Sky 35

How Water Changes Form 36

Dew, Frost, and Fog 38

The Making of Clouds 40

Clouds and More Clouds 42

Chapter 4 Earth's Weather, from the Equator to the Poles 47

What Goes Up Must Come Down 48

Rainforests, Deserts, and Earth's Weather Zones 50

Winds Across the Earth 52

Battle Zones over the United States 55

Jet Stream Dips and Dives 57

Chapter 5 You Can't Get Away from Them: Fronts 59

Why Fronts Are Important 60

The Cold Front 61

The Warm Front 62

Occluded and Stationary Fronts 64

The Perfect Storm 66

You Tilted What? 67

Chapter 6 Weather Maps and Forecasting: Do It Yourself 73

How a Meteorologist Predicts the Weather 74

Weather Stations and Observations 75

Weather Maps: What You See Is What You Get 78

Jet Stream Maps: What You Don't See Is What You Get 80

The Magic of the Green Screen 84

Chapter 7 Severe Weather 87

The Ingredients of Severe Weather 88

Hurricanes: Large and in Charge 90

Tornadoes: Small and Out of Control 92

Thunderstorms: The Electricity Is Out! 95

Snowstorms: School Is Out! 98

Chapter 8 Light Shows in the Sky 101

Why Is the Sky Blue and Red? 102

Rainbows and Snowbows? 105

There's a Ring Around the Sun! 108

What's a Puddle Doing on the Highway? Mirages 110

Northern Lights and Meteor Showers 113

Chapter 9 What Does a Meteorologist Do? 117

Weather Stations 118

Computers, Satellites, and Forecasting Tools 121

Careers in Meteorology 123

Behind the Scenes of a TV Meteorologist 127

From a Weather Hobby to a Meteorologist 131

Appendix A Resources 134

Appendix B Puzzle Answers 135

Index 141

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