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Delta Science Readers: Weather Forecasting

In the Delta Science Reader Weather Forecasting, students are introduced to the world of weather forecasting and the data, instruments, and science that make forecasting accurate. Students read about the six weather factors—temperature, air pressure, wind, humidity, precipitation, and cloudiness—as well as the difference between weather and climate. The reader contains a biographical sketch of tornado expert Tetsuya Theodore Fujita. Students also fi nd out about two other kinds of weather scientists: climatologists and hurricane hunters. Students learn about different types of winds and how a weather satellite works.

Delta Science Readers are16-page nonfiction books for students with informative, engaging full-color photos and graphics that present key science concepts and vocabulary.

  • Promote reading in the content area.
  • Present key science content and vocabulary found on most state tests.
  • Support and extend the experiences and content of hands-on activities.
  • Help students develop informational literacy skills.
  • Promote scientific inquiry.
  • Makes a great homeschool resource!

Each reader has three main sections:

  1. Think About...
    key information about the unit topic
  2. People in Science
    historical biographies, careers in science
  3. Did You Know?
    high-interest articles or selections