Weather is all around us every day—whether it is sunny, stormy, snowy, windy, or cloudy. It is always changing. We can see, feel, and hear the differences. We can also measure and compare the changes over time.
To learn more about weather, click on the pictures below to lead you to information in our media center, on the Internet, or in Columbia.
Our library has many items that you can check-out in order to learn about weather. We have factual/non-fiction books, story/fiction books, and informational magazines that can be resources for your research. We also have some reference materials that you may use in the media center. Some examples of each are listed below. If you would like to look for even more library materials, you may use the keywords in search tools.
E 551.48 WAL Waldman, Neil. The Snowflake: A Water Cycle. Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, c 2003.
Simply describes the water cycle by following a single water droplet through its journey throughout the year.
E 551.5 HEWHewitt, Sally. Weather. Chicago : Children’s Press, c2000.
Explains causes for, changes in, and ways to predict weather.
E 551.6 FOW Fowler, Allan. What’s the Weather Today? Chicago : Children’s Press, c1991.
Simply tells about different kinds of weather in different parts of the world.
551.5 BER Berger, Melvin and Gilda. Can it Rain Cats and Dogs? Questions and Answers About Weather. New York : Scholastic, c1999.
Provides answers to a wide variety of questions about weather.
551.5 FAR Farndon, John. Weather. New York : Dorling Kindersley, Inc., c1992.
Describes many elements and aspects of weather and provides hands-on activities for learning about and experimenting with weather.
E ARN Arnold, Marsha Diane. The Bravest of Us All. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2000.
“Weather.” Kids Discover. 2006. This issue introduces many different types of weather and weather terms.
“Wind” in National Geographic Explorer! September 2008. This article explains what causes wind and what wind can do.
REF 503 RAI“Weather” in The Raintree Illustrated Science Encyclopedia, vol. 17 UNI-ZYG. Milwaukee : Raintree Publishers, c1991.
REF 503 WOR “Weather” in World Book’s Young Scientist, vol. 4 Planet Earth & Water. Chicago : World Book, Inc., c1993.
(*Magazines and reference books are not available for check-out but may be used in the media center.)
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These on-line resources and Web sites have been carefully selected and reviewed to help you with your weather research. If you still need additional information please go to Search Tools to find tips in further searching on the Internet.
What is Weather? (e-MINTS)—Provided by BBC
This Website introduces weather terms—both types and elements—with short animated clips and interactive learning activities. There is also a link to Weather and People (e-MINTS) that interactively introduces information about how weather effects our housing, clothing, and sports.
Web Weather for Kids (e-MINTS)—Provided by UCAR
This hands-on site provides information about different kinds of weather as well as games, quizzes, experiments/activities, and even some exciting, true weather-related stories.
Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Center (Blue Web’n)—Provided by Yankee
This favorite reference for historical, current, and predicted weather provides information about weather wherever you are. This site is filled with fun facts and long-range predictions. Discover how reliable their predictions are.
This site which is designed by a meteorologist provides a lot of information about different kinds of whether and how to predict it. There are also interactive games, extra helpful links, and additional resources for parents and teachers.
FossWeb Air and Weather Module (netTrekker d.i.) Provided by the University of California.
This site’s main attraction is an interactive activity where you read a thermometer (either in Fahrenheit or Celsius) and dress a bear appropriately. After playing, there are also pictures, audio stories, other links, etc. to explore as you learn more about air and weather.
"Balamory Weather Story" (netTrekker d.i.) Provided by the BBC CBeebies.
This is a fun, interactive story about a windy day. You can read along and even complete activities as the story progresses. This story is set in England so some of the words may seem unusual.
Weather Wiz Kids (Surfing the Net with Kids) Provided by The Indy Channel.com.
Searchasaurus by EBSCOhost and Kid InfoBits by Gale are two databases for elementary students. Both are very user friendly and in just a few clicks, you can find magazine, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles that are age-appropriate. You also will have pictures and other visuals available. I have included references for an article found in each database. To find other articles, use the keywords suggested in Search Tools.
Adil, Janeen R. “What’s the Forecast?” Appleseeds 10.4 (Dec 2007): 2. Kids InfoBits. Web. 2 July 2009.
“Weather.” Weekly Reader – Edition K 51 (Feb/Mar 2009): 1-4. Searchasaurus. Web. 2 July 2009.
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ZOOM Meteorologist (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence—FREE) Provided by PBS’s ZOOM on Teachers’ Domain.
This video segment describes how one student’s interest in weather watching led her to volunteer at a local weather center where she can get hands-on experience with weather forecasting and reporting.
The Magic School Bus: Kicks Up a Storm Provided by Discovery Education Videos/ United Streaming. (I am not sure if this link will work without access to United Streaming. Since I was always logged in, the link always worked for me whether I was at home or school.)
In this episode the Magic School Bus becomes a weather-mobile which takes the class on a wild trip to learn all about weather and storms.
VT E BAU Snowy Days: Stories and Poems. In this episode of Reading Rainbow, you will be introduced to many activities that can be enjoyed in cold climates and/or during the winter—sledding, building snowmen, dog-sled racing, etc.—while enjoying a variety of stories and poems about snow. This video is available for teacher check-out only.
VT 551.5 EYEWeather. This Eyewitness Video briefly discusses a wide variety of weather topics from all over the world. This video is available for teacher check-out only.