WEATHER PROJECTS FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS by Mary Kay Carson

WEATHER PROJECTS FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS

Experiments and Science Fair Ideas
Age Range: 8 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

Forty projects and experiments about weather for young science students explore air pressure, sun and seasons, clouds and rain, wind, and weather forecasting. Projects with balloons, straws and soda bottles are used to explain and model barometric pressure, monsoons, acid rain, the water cycle, thermal inversions and more. Each project gives needed materials, step-by-step directions and a graph or diagram. The accessible text and many graphics make this title a useful introduction to an intriguing but complex subject. Experimenters can make a psychrometer, hygrometer, anemometer, thermometer and barometer and set up their own weather station. Thumbnail interviews of weather scientists suggest some weather-related careers. Includes a glossary, weather websites and index (not seen). A useful addition to the earth-science section. (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2007
ISBN: 1-55652-629-6
Page count: 160pp
Publisher: Chicago Review
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2007




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