- Age Range: 6 - 12 years
- Paperback: 80 pages
- Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Publisher (April 16, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1586854127
- ISBN-13: 978-1586854126
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,938,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Weather Detectives, The Paperback – Illustrated, April 16, 2004
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Grade 3-6 - Two young weather detectives traveling with an astronaut friend begin their investigations on Mars. After escaping a dust storm by calculating its speed, the group explores assorted weather phenomena on Earth. The three go from Florida, where they learn about cloudbursts and hurricanes, to Alabama to find out about freezing rain. As they crisscross the U.S., they experience the highest and lowest recorded temperatures, huge hailstones, snowflakes as large as pizzas, and the Chinook winds. Tips for surviving tornadoes and hurricanes are included. Simple experiments, activities, and additional facts are set aside in boxed sections. Playful cartoon watercolor-and-pen illustrations, dialogue bubbles, and the enthusiastic writing style add to the fun. There is a table of contents, but no index, thus consigning this accessible book to browsing. - Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH
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Introduction Chapter 1 Atmosphere and Weather Chapter 2 Water Cycle and Rain Chapter 3 Freezing Rain Chapter 4 Wind Chapter 5 Lightning Chapter 6 Tornadoes Chapter 7 Hail Chapter 8 Northern Lights Chapter 9 Ice Chapter 10 Falling through a Storm Chapter 11 Snow Chapter 12 Chinook Wind Chapter 13 Lake Effect Chapter 14 Temperature Chapter 15 Flash Floods Chapter 16 Sun Chapter 17 Weather Balloons Chapter 18 Legends and Predictions Conclusion
Top customer reviews
When the authors say that "The Weather Detectives" is full of fun filled facts, they are not exaggerating. I'm still hearing the kids discussing various stories that captured their imaginations. The results of the Chinook Wind seemed to fascinate them the most. The Chinook Wind can change the temperature rapidly. In chapter 12 the temperature from 50 degrees below zero to 51 degrees above zero overnight as a result of the snow-eating Chinook. The rapid temperature change causes a tree to explode.
"The Weather Detectives" does an outstanding job of explaining various weather phenomena in a down-to-earth, clear and memorable fashion. The facts are woven into stories that are interesting and well illustrated. This is a book that should be in every classroom and is bound to be a classic.