Weather Projects for Young Scientists
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.
"A useful addition to the earth-science section." — Kirkus Reviews
"A great book to get young people interested in weather and meteorology." — The Advocate
"Both fun and informative." — The Parent Guide
"Presents difficult concepts in a very concrete, basic manner." — Book Review Digest
This is a very concise book for learning about weather. The experiments and projects are interesting and fun.
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Sky Watchers Take a tour of the instruments used to predict and measure the weather. Includes teacher's guides and information to help children learn more about weather.
Scholastic Learn how to make your own weather instruments at this website.
Ed Heads This website has games and activities for learning about the weather. Also includes teacher's guides.
WW2010 Project The University of Illinois takes a look at weather, air masses, and more. Full of interesting information to help learn about weather.
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