DR. FRED'S WEATHER WATCH: CREATE AND RUN YOUR OWN WEATHER STATION by Fred Bortz, Ph.D. with J. Marshall Shepherd, Ph.D. (McGraw-Hill, 2000, ages 10-up) Paperback, ISBN#0-07-134799-2.
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Summary from publisher's catalog:
Few science writers are as child-friendly as Dr. Fred Bortz, whose previous books 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 adapted 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.
Meet co-author and NASA Meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd, Ph.D.
USA Today "Measuring the weather" page, featuring Dr. Fred's Weather Watch.
Click here for updated weather links from the book
Click here for a sample from the Introduction (no illustrations)
Review in Science News magazine
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