This nonfiction, photo-filled book for beginning readers introduces common and severe weather events and explains the difference between weather and climate.
What's the weather like today? What's the weather like throughout the year? In My Earth and Space Science Library: Watching the Weather, you'll learn about types of weather in places all over planet Earth, including common and severe weather events, and the difference between weather and climate.
The My Earth and Space Science Library series provides an introduction to a variety of Earth science topics for beginning readers based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). From our amazing world of water to how to protect our planet, these books present scientific concepts in easy-to-understand language with kid-friendly examples. Each book includes a photo glossary and an activity that supports further comprehension.
K-Gr 2–This series provides vocabulary lists, extension activities, and “After Reading Activity” suggestions that are tailored to each title. General “Before Reading” tips are the same in all of the books. Short chunks of text are supported by photos of landforms and weather. Diagrams help to illustrate concepts, such as the water cycle or tectonic plate movement. In each book, directions for a hands-on activity such as building a rain gauge are included. The “After Reading Activity” suggestions encourage children to try tasks like logging the hours of sunlight for a week or tracking the weather forecast. A photo glossary defines boldface vocabulary terms featured in the main text. These titles could be read aloud as part of a class lesson or enjoyed independently by young readers. VERDICT A kid-friendly introduction to earth science concepts, with helpful activity ideas.