Weather Facts and Funby Josh Judge
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"Weather Facts and Fun" is sure to delight kids, please teachers and be a welcome addition to any household with curious children, no matter where you live. It’s an interactive, educational, fun look at weather by TV meteorologist, Josh Judge. If your child loves weather they’ll be glued to this book, and perhaps even teaching you new things!
Written in a manner meant to be understandable and fun for 7-12 year olds, it even offers adults information that they may not have known before. You may just learn things you’ve always wondered about, like the difference between sleet and hail.
“Weather Facts and Fun” includes many pictures that show weather at its most beautiful and most destructive. With links to maps and challenges at the end of each chapter, it offers readers the chance to learn about the weather while doing fun activities. Track a hurricane, plot your weather observations, and learn how to preserve snowflakes forever with two common household items!
Concentrating on weather fundamentals around the USA, teachers will find it’s the perfect complement to your students’ weather curriculum.
Author and former PBS host Richard Lederer writes the foreword for the book.
- BN ID:
- Peter Rogers
- Publication date:
- Sold by:
- Barnes & Noble
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 3 MB
- Age Range:
- 9 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Josh Judge is a meteorologist with WMUR TV-9 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He received the AMS Seal of approval in 2003, a CBM seal (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the AMS) in 2006, and was among the first in New England to earn it. Judge has also been voted "Best Meteorologist in New Hampshire" many years running by NH Magazine.
The book also features science contributions from NH middle-school science teacher Kathe Cussen, who won the honor of "NH's Environmental Educator of the Year" in 2002.
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Great book! My 8 year old read it several times and now quotes it!
My boys are in 1st & 5th grade and love learning about weather facts, so I purchased this book because I thought it would be fun and interesting...I wasn't aware how educational it would be as well!! We've already read though the entire book (which they both loved!) and now we're going to go through each chapter one step at a time and really study it as well as complete the activities thoughout each chapter. The best part is that because it's written specifically about NH weather, it's even more attention grabbing than regular weather books. 'Weather' (that was a pun folks) you homeschool, you're a classroom teacher or your kids just love learnging about NH weather...I would definately recommend this book!!
Since it meets all the NH state requirements for weather, it is an affordable resource for classrooms. As a fourth grade teacher, I found it covered all Weather concepts in our curriculum unit. I especially enjoyed the weather symbols and the interpretation of what they mean. I think the kids will really like learning those and I plan to add that to my year long weather study. We do some charting of temps etc. but it is nice to see the weather map. The interesting facts were "sprinkled" throughout the book to keep the interest level up. All in all...WOW...one of the best non-fiction formats I've see for kids over the years.
I am a mom of 2 kids, age 7 and 10 and they both loved this book. My kids (especially the older one) are hit and miss when it comes to books... they both took to this one, partly because we all watch Josh Judge on TV doing the weather all the time. Because of this, they really wanted to read it and they thought it was "cool" to be reading a book from the guy they watch all the time. The reading level and explanations were perfect not only for kids, but for me too, ha! We learned a lot and also loved how it seemed like this book was written for us since it seems to be all about New England weather. We especially liked reading about Noreaster storms and tornadoes. I would recommend this book to anyone who has kids and even adults who love weather and want to learn more about it.