Weather Projects for Young Scientists by Mary Kay Carson
Experiments and Science Fair Ideas

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From the everyday phenomena of wind and clouds to the awesome, destructive power of lightning, tornados, and hurricanes, children can explore weather in detail with this fascinating science activity book. Throughout the text instructions for building weather-measuring tools—barometers, psychrometers, anemometers, wind vanes, rain gauges, and thermometers—allow the reader to assemble them into a working weather station. More than 40 weather projects are included, such as building a model of the water cycle, creating a tornado in a bottle, calculating dew point, and reading a weather map. Most of the experiments also include ideas for expanding them into full-fledged science fair projects. Weather-related environmental issues are also addressed, such as global climate change, ozone depletion, and acid rain, as well as profiles of scientists working in the field of meteorology.
 

About Mary Kay Carson

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Mary Kay Carson has written more than 15 nonfiction books for children, including The Wright Brothers for Kids, Easy Science Activity Journals, and Space. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
 
Published March 1, 2007 by Chicago Review Press. 144 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Forty projects and experiments about weather for young science students explore air pressure, sun and seasons, clouds and rain, wind, and weather forecasting.

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