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Title:
The kids' book of weather forecasting : build a weather station, "read" the sky & make predictions with meteorologist Mark Breen and Kathleen Friestad ; illustrations by Michael Kline.
Author:
Breen, Mark, 1960-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Charlotte, Vt. : Williamson Pub., [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
iv, 140 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 x 28 cm
Summary:
A hands-on introduction to the science of meteorology, explaining how to make equipment to measure rainfall, wind direction, and humidity, record measurements and observations in a weather log, make weather predictions, and perform other related activities.
General Note:
A Williamson kids can! book.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781885593399
Format :
Book

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Imagine how proud any child would be advising parents to bring an umbrella because it's going to rain. Kids will be doing that and much more after learning how to forecast the weather with this book.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5. Like other books in the Kids Can series, this combines information presented at middle-grade level with activities that help children absorb it. The familiar horizontal format gives plenty of space for the black-and-white-illustrations, including cartoon-like drawings, photographs, and diagrams. Meteorologist Mark Breen offers insights into the complex subject of weather forecasting, explaining the science that lies behind these useful predictions. Hands-on projects include making a barometer, a rain gauge, and a "tornado" from a spinning column of water in two-liter plastic bottles taped together. Informal, yet always informative, this book is a good place to look for weather-related activities for classroom or home-based science projects. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-In this lively book, readers are encouraged to use their powers of observation and some homemade equipment to become weather forecasters. Directions for making related tools from easy-to-find materials appear throughout the text, and include a barometer, a weather-observation log, a wind vane, a Beaufort Scale, and a hygrometer. The authors explain how to convert temperatures from Celsius to Fahrenheit and how to predict the temperature by counting cricket chirps. Sections called "Ask Mark," "weather lore," and "quick-take forecasts" reinforce the scientific principles under discussion and mention some of the myths of weather prediction such as Groundhog Day. A useful, accessible book illustrated with black-and-white diagrams and cartoons.-Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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