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Magnet Power
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What’s the Weather Like Today?
Storad
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Living or Nonliving?
What’s the Weather Like Today?
Have you ever wondered
about the science all around us?
Plants grow and change, the Sun rises to
warm the Earth, and matter changes from one
form to another. Investigate Life, Physical, Earth, and Technology
science topics with Rourke’s My Science Library. This library explores
NSTA science standards with engaging text and colorful images to
support readers from kindergarten to third grade.
Are you ready to investigate?
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Tips on Reading this
Book with Children:
Comprehension & Extension:
Sight Words I Used:
1. Read the title.
•
also
many
might
when
Predictions – after reading the title have children
make predictions about the book.
2. Take a book walk.
Talk about the pictures in the book. Use content
words from the book as you take the picture walk.
4. Have children read the remaining text aloud.
5. Strategy Talk – use to assist children while reading.
• Get your mouth ready
• Look at the picture
• Think…does it make sense
• Think…does it look right
• Think…does it sound right
• Chunk it – by looking for a part you know
1-2
My
Science
Library
s
l
L eve
What is weather? What can affect the type of weather we have?
•
6. Read it again.
7. Complete the activities at the end of the book.
Text to Self Connection:
Have you ever looked up at the clouds and thought they looked like something?
What did you see?
What is your favorite type of weather?
Have children find one or two words they know
as they do a picture walk.
3. Have children find words they recognize in the text.
Summarize:
•
Extension: Be a Weather Reporter!
What is your weather like today? Write a weather
report for the news or the radio to tell people what
the weather is like.
My
Science
Library
1-2
ocus:
aching F
l
L eve
s
Level: K Word Count: 172
100th Word: stormy (page 12)
Vocabulary Check:
Use glossary words in a
sentence.
What’s the Weather
Like Today?
by Conrad J. Storad
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Storad, Conrad J.
What’s the weather like today? / Conrad J. Storad.
p. cm. -- (My science library)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-1-61741-737-5 (Hard cover) (alk. paper)
ISBN 978-1-61741-939-3 (Soft cover)
1. Weather--Juvenile literature. I. Title.
QC981.3.S76 2012
551.6--dc22
2011003903
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Table of Contents
What Is Weather?...............4
How Weather Works..........8
Stormy Weather.................12
Show What You Know..... 22
Glossary............................... 23
Index..................................... 24
What Is Weather?
Weather happens every day. It
is the condition of the sky above
and the outside air all around us.
4
The
w
wha eather a
t
f
toda we do e fects
ach
y
day.
outs a good
Is
day
ide?
to pl
ay
5
Weather can change by the
hour or by the day. It can also stay
the same for many days or weeks.
ly
ick
u
q
n
6
s ca
e
i
k
s
Blue tormy.
s
turn
Sno
w
piles can col
le
duri
ng t ct in dee
he w
p
inte
r.
7
How Weather Works
Weather isn’t just one thing.
Air, heat, water, and energy work
together to make our weather
each day.
8
9
Hot air rises. It carries tiny
drops of water high into the sky.
The drops form into clouds.
10
y
uall o
s
u
uds d day t
o
l
c
us
goo
a
Cirr
s
’
n it
a
e
de.
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m
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ou
play
The Water Cycle
C
C
B
B
A
A
D
B
A
A
A - evaporation
B - condensation
D
C - precipitation
D - collection
11
Stormy Weather
Thunder and lightning can
happen during stormy weather.
Rain, hail, or snow may fall from
the sky.
Hail
form
rain
drop s when
man
s
toge
y
ther freeze
in th
e clo
uds.
12
of
h
s
a
a fl
by
s
i
d
g
e
n
c
i
tn
du
Ligh icity pro .
tr
orm
t
s
elec
r
e
und
h
t
a
13
Snowflakes form in clouds when
water droplets freeze. A blizzard is
a storm with lots of snow.
14
Look
a
No t t these
wo a
s
re ex nowflak
es.
actl
y ali
ke.
15
A tornado is a violent
windstorm. It looks like a dark
cloud shaped like a funnel.
16
A to
rnad
o
a tw
ister is also c
.
a
buil
ding It can sm lled
s to
ash
piec
es.
17
A hurricane is one of the biggest
storms of all. Hurricanes are made
of powerful wind and lots of rain.
the eye
18
Hur
rica
ne
arou
nd a winds s
pi
calle
c
d th enter po n
e ey
int
e.
Hur
ric
blow ane win
ds c
f
a
155 rom 74
mile
to ov n
s (11
er
kilom
9
-2
eter
s) pe 49
r ho
ur.
19
Sometimes a rainbow appears
when a storm is almost over.
Sunlight shines through water
drops to form a rainbow.
20
21
1. Is weather the same all the time, or does it change?
2. Besides rain, what else can fall
from the clouds?
3. Name some types of
stormy weather.
22
Glossary
clouds (KLOUDZ): visible masses of tiny water drops or ice particles suspended in the air
energy (EN-ur-gee): the ability of something to do work or a source of power
hurricane (HUR-I-kane): a violent storm with heavy rain and high winds
lightning (LITE-ning): a flash of light in the sky when electricity moves between clouds or between a cloud and the ground
rainbow (RAYN-boh): an arch of different colors caused by the bending of sunlight as it shines through water vapor
thunder (THUHN-der): the loud sound during a storm that comes after a flash of lightning
tornado (tor-NAY-doh): a violent and very destructive windstorm that appears as a dark cloud shaped like a funnel
weather (WETH-ur): the condition of the outside air or atmosphere at a particular time and place
23
Index
air 4, 8
cloud(s) 10, 12, 14, 16
energy 8
funnel 16
hail 12
hurricane(s) 18, 19
lightning 12, 13
rainbow 20
thunder 12
tornado 16
weather 4, 5, 6, 8, 12
wind(s) 18, 19
Websites
www.theweatherchannelkids.com/
www.wxdude.com/kidres.html
www.Illiniweather.com
www.tornadochaser.com
About the Author
Conrad J. Storad is the award-winning
author of more than 30 books for young
readers. He writes about desert animals,
plants, creepy crawlers, and planets.
Conrad lives in Tempe, Arizona with his
wife Laurie, and their little double dapple
wiener dog, Sophia. They love to explore
Arizona’s deserts and mountains.
24
Photo by Tom Story
Te
r y:
Vocabula Nouns
s to
Adding
ok to find
o
b
e
h
t
Look in
s added
–
n
a
h
it
nouns w
than one
e
r
o
m
to show
le: days,
p
m
a
x
e
(For
uds).
parts, clo
Tips on Reading this
Book with Children:
Comprehension & Extension:
Sight Words I Used:
1. Read the title.
•
also
many
might
when
Predictions – after reading the title have children
make predictions about the book.
2. Take a book walk.
Talk about the pictures in the book. Use content
words from the book as you take the picture walk.
4. Have children read the remaining text aloud.
5. Strategy Talk – use to assist children while reading.
• Get your mouth ready
• Look at the picture
• Think…does it make sense
• Think…does it look right
• Think…does it sound right
• Chunk it – by looking for a part you know
1-2
My
Science
Library
s
l
L eve
What is weather? What can affect the type of weather we have?
•
6. Read it again.
7. Complete the activities at the end of the book.
Text to Self Connection:
Have you ever looked up at the clouds and thought they looked like something?
What did you see?
What is your favorite type of weather?
Have children find one or two words they know
as they do a picture walk.
3. Have children find words they recognize in the text.
Summarize:
•
Extension: Be a Weather Reporter!
What is your weather like today? Write a weather
report for the news or the radio to tell people what
the weather is like.
My
Science
Library
1-2
ocus:
aching F
l
L eve
s
Level: K Word Count: 172
100th Word: stormy (page 12)
Vocabulary Check:
Use glossary words in a
sentence.
www.rourkeclassroom.com
Printed in China
Rourke Classroom
Magnet Power
Matter Comes in All Shapes
Me and My Shadow: A Book about Light
Plant Adaptations
Plant Life Cycles
What’s the Weather Like Today?
Storad
Books in My Science Library:
Animal Adaptations
Animal Habitats
Earth’s Changing Surface
Floating and Sinking
I Use a Mouse
Living or Nonliving?
What’s the Weather Like Today?
Have you ever wondered
about the science all around us?
Plants grow and change, the Sun rises to
warm the Earth, and matter changes from one
form to another. Investigate Life, Physical, Earth, and Technology
science topics with Rourke’s My Science Library. This library explores
NSTA science standards with engaging text and colorful images to
support readers from kindergarten to third grade.
Are you ready to investigate?
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