|Type of Product:||NSTA Press Book (also see downloadable PDF version of this book)
based on 1 review
|Grade Level:||Elementary School, Middle School
Our reviewers—top-flight teachers and other outstanding science educators—have determined that this resource is among the best available supplements for science teaching.
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Thunderstruck by storm fronts? Perplexed about air pressure? Hazy on how weather works? If you’ve always been shaky on the science behind such phenomena, Air, Water, and Weather is designed to help you develop a deep understanding of the basics so you can teach without fear.
Best-selling author Bill Robertson acts as your friendly guide, bringing both wisdom and wit to the study of weather. He starts with basic properties of air and water. You’ll learn about pressure, the Coriolis force, the Bernoulli Effect, density, and explanations of why hot air doesn’t rise all by itself and why heating air doesn’t necessarily cause it to expand. These concepts form a foundation for explanations of weather patterns, including the jet stream, storm fronts, and the formation of tornadoes and hurricanes.
Air, Water, and Weather is the sixth book in the award-winning Stop Faking It! series published by NSTA Press. It offers all the features readers have come to love: accurate explanations, irreverent drawings, and activities that use easy-to-find materials. As usual, Robertson avoids memorization for its own sake—no need to commit cloud types to memory!—and makes learning a mostly sunny experience.
|Intended User Role:||Administrator, Curriculum Supervisor, Elementary-Level Educator, Middle-Level Educator, Parent, Professional Development Provider, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Curriculum, Educational research, Informal education, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Professional development, Teacher content knowledge, Teacher preparation
•The Scope of This Book
•Everyday Items Used in Activities in This Book
It’s a Gas, Gas, Yeah
Balloons and Other Things That Sometimes Float
A Few Loose Ends
Large Scale Weather
The Severe Stuff
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“…Both teachers and students would benefit from this engaging book that emphasizes understanding over memorization. Humorous cartoon drawings illustrate and illuminate the text.”
Curriculum Connections, School Library Journal, Spring 2006
||Reviewed by: Donna Costa (New Castle, DE) on November 3, 2007
||Like the other books in this series, this book contains information that even 7th & 8th graders can read and understand. It is very helpful when creating notes for non-English proficient students bridging high content with easily understood language.
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