Explore Weather and Climate! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Weather and Climate! With 25 Great Projects

What’s it like outside? And what are you going to do about it? Every morning, before heading to school or out to play, kids want to know what the weather is going to be like that day. Is it a day for building a snowman, constructing a sandcastle, or planting a garden? Will they be stuck inside because of rain at recess? Or stuck at home because of snow? And what about tomorrow? Explore Weather and Climate! will help kids understand the “how” and “why” behind the “what.” They’ll learn how wind, sun, and water combine to form the weather we experience every day. They’ll find out why the weather gets extreme. Explore Weather and Climate! offers engaging text reinforced with 25 hands on projects that include creating a storm in a bottle, touching the clouds, and eating an edible climate map, resulting in an unforgettable understanding of these forces of nature.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $12.95
  • eBook, $9.95

Grade Level 3–4

Ages 7–10

GRL P

Subjects

  • Earth/Space Science
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • STEM - STEAM

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What’s it like outside? And what are you going to do about it? Every morning, before heading to school or out to play, kids want to know what the weather is going to be like that day. Is it a day for building a snowman, constructing a sandcastle, or planting a garden? Will they be stuck inside because of rain at recess? Or stuck at home because of snow? And what about tomorrow? Explore Weather and Climate! will help kids understand the “how” and “why” behind the “what.” They’ll learn how wind, sun, and water combine to form the weather we experience every day. They’ll find out why the weather gets extreme. Explore Weather and Climate! offers engaging text reinforced with 25 hands on projects that include creating a storm in a bottle, touching the clouds, and eating an edible climate map, resulting in an unforgettable understanding of these forces of nature.


Booklist
“People never stop talking about the weather, and this informative book will show kids why. Beginning with a chapter called ‘What Is Weather?,’ the book goes on to introduce topics such as temperature, air pressure, precipitation, clouds, extreme weather, and climate change. The chapters then segue into projects designed around the topic . . .”

Children’s Literature Review
“Weather and climate are international concerns which are addressed daily in the media. This exploration defines weather, and explains temperature, air pressure, precipitation, clouds, extreme weather, and climate change in the respective seven chapters. It explains the how and why of weather . . . Twenty-five hands-on exercises throughout the book under the heading, Make Your Own, show how to make weather projects. These projects will engage readers in the dynamics of the forces of nature.”

EclecticHomeschool.org
“Written in an engaging style with fun illustrations, it will keep the attention of children and adults alike. A little book that is full of information and learning fun, Explore Weather and Climate! is a fun way to introduce children to something we experience every day: the weather.”

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA.org)
“This book provides children and teachers with 25 activities related to weather and climate. If your curriculum includes these topics, this 92–page book may be ideal . . . The user–friendly format combined with the low reading vocabulary makes the book easy for students to navigate.”

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Make Your Own Barometer

One way you can predict the weather is by using a barometer. Barometers measure the air pressure around you. Keep track of the air pressure, and see what kind of weather happens the next day. After some practice, you might be able to make your own forecasts!

Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

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Kathleen M. Reilly

Kathleen Reilly has written several books for Nomad Press, including Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself; The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works; Explore Weather and Climate! with 25 Projects; and Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects. She is an award-winning author of several other science books for kids and is a contributor to dozens of publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle, Family Fun, National Geographic Kids, and Parents. Kate lives in Raleigh, NC.


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Bryan Stone

Bryan Stone is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator who lives in West Fairlee, Vermont with his wife and daughter. Bryan is an alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. He has illustrated nearly 20 books for Nomad Press and done illustration work for clients such as Dartmouth College, Docomo USA, and many more. His comics work has appeared in numerous anthologies and newspapers.



More Details

Grade Level: 3–4
Ages: 7–10
GRL: P
Subjects: Earth/Space Science, Engineering & Technology, Environmental Science, STEM - STEAM,
Specs: 8 x 10 , black and white interior , 96 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Charts, Maps, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Booklist
“People never stop talking about the weather, and this informative book will show kids why. Beginning with a chapter called ‘What Is Weather?,’ the book goes on to introduce topics such as temperature, air pressure, precipitation, clouds, extreme weather, and climate change. The chapters then segue into projects designed around the topic . . .”

Children’s Literature Review
“Weather and climate are international concerns which are addressed daily in the media. This exploration defines weather, and explains temperature, air pressure, precipitation, clouds, extreme weather, and climate change in the respective seven chapters. It explains the how and why of weather . . . Twenty-five hands-on exercises throughout the book under the heading, Make Your Own, show how to make weather projects. These projects will engage readers in the dynamics of the forces of nature.”

EclecticHomeschool.org
“Written in an engaging style with fun illustrations, it will keep the attention of children and adults alike. A little book that is full of information and learning fun, Explore Weather and Climate! is a fun way to introduce children to something we experience every day: the weather.”

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA.org)
“This book provides children and teachers with 25 activities related to weather and climate. If your curriculum includes these topics, this 92–page book may be ideal . . . The user–friendly format combined with the low reading vocabulary makes the book easy for students to navigate.”


Projects

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Make Your Own Barometer

One way you can predict the weather is by using a barometer. Barometers measure the air pressure around you. Keep track of the air pressure, and see what kind of weather happens the next day. After some practice, you might be able to make your own forecasts!


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

Kathleen M. Reilly

Kathleen Reilly has written several books for Nomad Press, including Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself; The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works; Explore Weather and Climate! with 25 Projects; and Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects. She is an award-winning author of several other science books for kids and is a contributor to dozens of publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle, Family Fun, National Geographic Kids, and Parents. Kate lives in Raleigh, NC.

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For More Information
bryan-stone.com

Bryan Stone

Bryan Stone is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator who lives in West Fairlee, Vermont with his wife and daughter. Bryan is an alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. He has illustrated nearly 20 books for Nomad Press and done illustration work for clients such as Dartmouth College, Docomo USA, and many more. His comics work has appeared in numerous anthologies and newspapers.