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From the everyday phenomena of wind and clouds to the awesome, destructive power of lightning, tornados, and hurricanes, children can explore weather in detail with this fascinating science activity book. Throughout the text instructions for building weather-measuring tools—barometers, psychrometers, anemometers, wind vanes, rain gauges, and thermometers—allow the reader to assemble them into a working weather station. More than 40 weather projects are included, such as building a model of the water cycle, creating a tornado in a bottle, calculating dew point, and reading a weather map. Most of the experiments also include ideas for expanding them into full-fledged science fair projects. Weather-related environmental issues are also addressed, such as global climate change, ozone depletion, and acid rain, as well as profiles of scientists working in the field of meteorology.
About the Author
Mary Kay Carson has written more than 15 nonfiction books for children, including Exploring the Solar System, The Underground Railroad for Kids, and The Wright Brothers for Kids.
"Students seeking weather-related project ideas will find this volume indespensible." —School Library Journal
"A useful addition to the earth-science section." —Kirkus Reviews
"Both fun and informative." —The ParentGuide
"Presents difficult concepts in a very concrete, basic manner." —Book Review Digest
"A great book to get young people interested in weather and meteorology." —The Advocate