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Detailed Book Description
Take a look out your window. What’s the weather like today? Has it changed much from morning to afternoon? What is the difference between weather and climate?
In The Science of Weather and Climate: Rain, Sleet, and the Rising Tide, middle schoolers learn the science behind why it snows, how wind is formed, what makes one region hot and dry and another region cold and damp, plus lots more! By studying the atmospheric sciences of meteorology and climatology, kids learn to connect the weather they experience on a daily basis in their town with the changing conditions across the entire planet.
The weather we have today plays an important role in tomorrow, and Earth science is extremely relevant for our future. In The Science of Weather and Climate, science-minded STEM activities encourage young readers to think like scientists while critical thinking exercises, essential questions, fascinating facts, links to online resources, and more encourage readers to explore this incredible planet.
The Science of Weather and Climate is part of a set of three Inquire & Investigate Earth Science books that explore the earth, the atmosphere, and everything in between. The other titles in this series are Rocks and Minerals: Get the Dirt on Geology and The Science of Natural Disasters: When Nature and Humans Collide.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Weather and Climate
Chapter One: Weather: The Basic Ingredients
Chapter Two: Wind: The Movement of Air
Chapter Three: Just Add Water
Chapter Four: Extreme Weather
Chapter Five: Weather Watchers
Chapter Six: A Closer Look at Climate
Chapter Seven: Climate Change