The Science of Weather and Climate: Rain, Sleet, and the Rising Tide
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We might think humans have control over our environment, but Mother Nature has proven us wrong again and again. Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water: Real Tales of Temperamental Elements tells the story of five of America's deadliest natural disasters that were made worse by human error, ignorance, and greed. From a raging Midwest wildfire in 1871$9.95 - $19.95
Finding Balance on the Blue Marble with Environmental Science Activities for Kids
Discover the story of our planet in Planet Earth: Finding Balance on the Blue Marble with Environmental Science Activities for Kids! Middle school kids master ecology basics while learning all about the balance among the natural parts of the world and how and environmental issues such as climate change threaten this delicate balance. Essential questions,$17.95 - $22.95
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A Skipping Stones Honor Award Winner for Nature and Ecology Books
"Yet another educational and informative book in the Inquire and Investigate series, this volume is of special mention because its subject matter impacts us every day. We learn the science behind why it snows, winds, rains, storms, and more. A great introduction to meteorology and climatology. Also available, a volume on Rocks and Minerals. "
Praise for other Earth science books in the series
Planetary Science: Explore New Frontiers
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National Science Teachers Association Recommends
" . . . This book from the Inquire & Investigate series from Nomad Press is directed at the middle grades, and combines easy to read text with color diagrams and photographs. In short comic strips (two or three per chapter) the book provides a tour of the solar system led by Dr. Fathima Abadi, a female astronomer. It's encouraging to find a book that depicts a woman scientist as its guide without drawing attention to her gender...”
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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.
Try these hands-on science projects!
- Create a weather station with homemade weather instruments
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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