Weather and Climate by Peter Riley
  

Weather and Climate

Written by Peter Riley
Illustrated by Laszlo Veres, Stephen Lillie
Part of the Hot Topics Series

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Synopsis

Weather and Climate by Peter Riley

Weather and Climate is an important topic covering a wide range of subjects and areas of interest. From the evening weather forecast, to global warming, from different types of weather, to movement of the Sun and the Moon, weather is important to the everyday lives of children. As such, this book focuses on how to teach Weather and Climate as a topic in schools - either as small discrete topics, or as a large whole-school focus on weather and the world around us. There are numerous opportunities to look at all of the subjects in the curriculum in a fun and entertaining way. Themes in this book include: 1. Sun and Earth (heat and seasons, thermometers); 2. Atmosphere (feature and properties of, pressure, making barometers, humidity, pine cones, seaweed); 3. Movement of the atmosphere (winds, anemometers, wind rose); 4. Clouds and rain (cloud types, estimating cloud cover, rain gauge); 5. Frost, ice and snow (types of, effects of); 6. Storms (hurricanes, tornadoes, thunder, lightning, estimating distance of, storms in history); 7. Recording and forecasting the weather (Making weather stations, presenting weather forecasts, weather sayings); 8. Climates around the world (general classification, weather experiences at specific places); 9. Climate change (Evidence of, factors affecting, ways to reduce it, debate)

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
80 pages

Author

Peter Riley
More books by Peter Riley

Publisher

Scholastic

Publication date

1st January 2012

ISBN

9781407127118


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