Weather Forecasting

Weather Forecasting

by Gail Gibbons

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This fun and educational picture book describes forecasters at work in a weather station as they track and gauge the constant changes in the weather.

Will I need my umbrella?
Is it a good day for the beach?
Will school close because of snow?

These are the questions weather forecasters answer every day. They can tell us what the weather is doing at any time of the day or night. But how do they do it?

Weather Forecasting tells how. With straightforward text and colorful pictures, this behind-the-scenes look at a modern weather station answers basic questions kids ask most, and makes weather forecasting more fun and accessible than ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689716836
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 03/31/1993
Edition description: Aladdin Books Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 188,052
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 640L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Gail Gibbons frequently buys milk at a dairy farm near Corinth, Vermont, where she lives with her husband and two children. She is the author and illustrator of many award-winning books for children, including Trucks, The Post Office Book, and New Road. The Milk Makers is her first book for Atheneum.

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Weather Forecasting 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Weather Forecasting" gives a comprehensive view of how weather information is reported and recorded and what instruments are used when putting a weather forecast together. Gail Gibbons does some of her best work and puts a lot of effort in her book as she's offered full color illustrations and easy-to-understand words and sentences that children will understand, but is specfic at the same time. The book features weather forecasts for most of the seasons and includes adjectives describing words for each season. However, opperations have probably changed since this book was published in 1987 but gives a good outline about what is happening in the National Weather Service and in weather stations around the world. This was an awesome book!
Strenshaw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Weather Forecasting by Gail Gibbons is another nonfiction book that is excellent because it shares with the reader that weather is always changing. This book not only goes in great detail of different types of weather, but explains that meteorologists and weather forecasters are the ones who predict the weather. Children will enjoy the simple explanations of why clouds will vary on different days. They will also benefit from the bold definitions in the book discussing different instruments that weather forecasters use to predict the weather. There is also a page on the different types of clouds, and how weather forecasters study them all the time and how clouds are weather indicators. This book describes the different changes in weather throughout the seasons as well. For example, the various storms that can take place during the different weather changes. This is a wonderful nonfiction book that may not thoroughly go in depth about clouds, but it does with weather and how it is always changing. Since clouds are a part of weather, this would be a great resource for students to learn about weather in general.
Sclarke23 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book that I have read is called weather forecasting and its about the how the weather stations get their information. The book also talks about what each instrument does and what each person at the weather stations does. For example the weather forecasters predict the weather. It also talks about how the weather changes in each season.I like this book because it explains everything very well and also because I actually learned something from the book. This a good way to explain to my future student on how they predict the weather and how much time it goes into it. I loved the pictures that they included in the book.An extension that I think the kids will like is to take a trip to our local weather station in Lawton and let them see place their self. Another idea will be to have the kids predict the weather for the week and see who can get close to real prediction.
mrstelford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wondered how a meteorologist knows what to say on TV about the weather? This book tells you some of the ways the weather forecast is created and how important it is to many people to have an accurate forecast.
patsila on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Interesting book that really focuses on the science of weather forecasting and all the equipment involved. This was a wonderful supplement to our unit on seasons/weather/temperature and would be especially helpful to anyone planning a field trip to a news station or meeting with a meteorologist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago