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Number of Pages: 136
Vendor: Workman Publishing
Publication Date: 2003
|Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.5 (inches)|
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As a homeschooling mom (with a Ph.D. in microbiology), author Rebecca Rupp learned first-hand that kids respond best to scientific information when it is presented in a way that is fun, lively, and off-beat. Rupp's approach is as much fun for grownups as it is for kids. Who doesn't want to know whether the flapping of a butterfly's wings can eventually set off a tornado? Or why snow that fell white turned pink on the ground? Or that the Hindenberg exploded after lightning ignited the flammable paint on the zeppelin's outer cover? Bursting with the kinds of ideas, facts, statistics, and explanations that kids find irresistible, Weather! is the ultimate book for every budding meteorologist.
Sample experiments and projects from Weather!:
Start a Tornado in a Bottle
Make Your Own Compass
Set Off Lightning on a Plate
Make Your Own Hygrometer
Become a Real Rainmaker
Whip Up a Batch of Atmosphere in a Pan
Rebecca Rupp has written more than a dozen books for children and adults, including Weather! and How Carrots Won the Trojan War. She holds a PhD in cell biology and biochemistry and has written hundreds of articles for magazines, including Country Journal, Early American Life, Mother Earth News, Natural History, and Utne Reader. She lives in Vermont.
nurtures students interest in meteorology NSTA reports
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