Weather Resources

Week 1
Extra Resources:

“Air is All Around You,” by Franklyn Branley

“The Skies Above My Eyes,” by Charlotte Guillain

“Stickman’s Guide to the Earth’s Atmosphere in Layers,” by Catherine Chambers

“Weather Words and What They Mean,” Gail Gibbons

“The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Reader’s Edition,” by William Kamkwamba

“You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without Extreme Weather,” by Roger Canavan

“The Kids’ Book of Weather Forecasting,” by Kathleen Friestad and Mark Breen

Take an Interactive Virtual Balloon Flight: https://scied.ucar.edu/interactive/virtual-ballooning

Interactive journey through the atmosphere: https://climatekids.nasa.gov/whats-in-the-atmosphere/

 

Project inspiration:
https://www.weatherwizkids.com/experiments-anemometer.htm

Week 2
Extra Resources:

“The Librarian Who Measured the Earth,” by Kathryn Lasky

“Weather,” DK Eyewitness Books

“The Equator,” by Todd Bluthenthal

“Extreme Places: The Hottest and the Coldest,” by Katie Marsico

“The Secret World of Weather: How to Read Signs in Every Cloud, Breeze, Hill, Street, Plant, Animal, and Dewdrop (Natural Navigation),” by Tristan Gooley

Calculating the temperature by a cricket’s chirp: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-cricket-temperature/

An extension of Eratosthenes experiment for advanced students: https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/143365111.pdf

 

Project inspiration: https://www.whatdowedoallday.com/homemade-thermometer-for-kids

Week 3
Extra Resources:

“Snowflake Bentley,” by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

“The Storm Book,” by Charlotte Zolotow

“The Tornado Scientist: Seeing Inside Severe Storms,” by Mary Kay Carson

“The Big Storm,” by Bruce Hiscock

“Eric Sloane’s Book of Storms: Hurricanes, Twisters and Squalls,” by Eric Sloane

“Field Guide to Weather,” National Audubon Society

“See Inside Weather and Climate,” Usborne

 

Project inspiration: http://www.learnplayimagine.com/2013/08/making-convection-currents-weather-for.html

Week 4
Extra Resources:

“Next Time You See a Cloud,” by Emily Morgan

“Cloud Spotter: 30 Cards to Keep You Looking Up,” by Gavin Pretor-Pinney

“Clouds,” by Anne Rockwell

“The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm,” by Nancy White

“Thunder Cake,” by Patricia Polacco

“Cloud Dance,” by Thomas Locker

“Field Guide to Weather: Identify Clouds and Storms, Forecast the Weather, and Stay Safe,” by Ryan Henning

“Blizzard!” By Jim Murphy

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” by Judi Barrett

 

Project inspiration: https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/cloud-in-a-jar/

Week 5
Extra Resources:

Alternative project for Preschoolers: https://thestemlaboratory.com/rain-cloud-jar/

“The Kid’s Book of Weather Forecasting,” by Mark Breen

“The Man Who Named the Clouds,” by Julie Hanna and Joan Holub

“Secrets of the Seasons: Orbiting the Sun in our Backyard,” by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

“Weather Detectives,” by Mark Eubanks

“The Everything Kids Weather Book,” by Joe Snedeker

“Weather,” by Seymour Simon

“Magic Tree House: Twister on Tuesday,” by Mary Pope Osborne

“On the Same Day in March: A Tour of the World’s Weather,” by Marilyn Singer

 

Project inspiration: https://www.scholastic.com/parents/kids-activities-and-printables/activities-for-kids/math-and-science-ideas/build-your-own-barometer.html