The Kids’ Book of Weather Forcasting
Not all of my books are aimed at my grandchildren! The Kids’ Book of Weather Forecasting by Mark Breen and Kathleen Friestad targets children ages 7—11, and what an amazing book it is! My “likes” include career information dispersed throughout the book on what it is like to be a meteorologist, many activities (making weather instruments for forecasting the weather, recording weather observations, and making predictions), lots of interest-building stories & colorful illustrations (even a song), math connections (converting Fahrenheit to Celsius) and of course lots of information about causes and components of various kinds of weather. As spring often brings severe weather, and lots of kids’ questions, this book is a must-have!
Breen, Mark and Kathleen Friestad. The Kids’ Book of Weather Forecasting. Nashville, Tennessee: Williamson Books, 2008. Print. ISBN-10: 0824968239 ISBN-13: 978-0824968236. NGSS: 3-ESS2-1 Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season. 3-ESS3-1 Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard. 5-ESS2-1 Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact. 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.