Dr. Fred's Weather Watch: Create and Run Your Own Weather Station

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9780071347990: Dr. Fred's Weather Watch: Create and Run Your Own Weather Station

The how-to book for junior meteorologists. Few science writers are as child-friendly as Dr. Fred Bortz, whose previous books for young readers have been praised as "solid and intriguing" (Booklist) and "fascinating and thought-provoking" (School Library Journal). Here he shows kids how to predict the weather in their own backyards - using simple, inexpensive, self-built meteorological instruments that add up to a fully operational weather station. Based on a state science fair winner, this project can easily be adpated by weather-loving readers for their own school fairs. Or they can simply enjoy the book's wealth of fun weather facts, simple explanations of weather concepts, and additional guidance for online research.

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Based on the award-winning science fair project by coauthor and NASA meteorologist, J. Marshall Shepherd, Dr. Fred's Weather Watch will lead you step-by-step to building a blue ribbon weather station of your own. Learn how to: Make aaccurate weather forecasts. Build a rain gauge, barometer, and other weather instruments from things you have around the house. Keep and use a weather log just like a real meteorologist. Packed with Fun Facts: Where and when was the highest wind speed ever recorded on Earth? what town in the United States had no rain for more than two years? What weather record does Yakutat, Alaska Hold? What does a 'bad hair day' really mean> Is there a storm coming? How hot is it? How hard is the wind blowing? How much rain is falling? What will the weather be like tomorrow? Answer these questions and more with help from Dr. Fred! It's fun and you don't need fancy equipment. In this book, Dr. Fred shows you how to build everything you will need to be the weather expert for your neightborhood!

About the Author:

Fred Bortz, Ph.D., (Monroeville, PA) is a physicist and author noted for his ability to produce clear, child-friendly books on science and technology. J. Marshall Sheperd, Ph.D.,(Severn, MD) is a research meteorologist at NASA whose sixth-grade weather station project won a top prize in the Georgia State Science Fair.

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