NSTA Press and NSTA Recommends Middle Level Books on Weather

Air, Water, & Weather. Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It

Grades 5–8

Thunderstruck by storm fronts? Perplexed about air pressure? Hazy on how weather works? Get help from best-selling author Bill Robertson, who brings his well-known wisdom and wit to the physics of air and water. Air, Water, & Weather shares the same goal as the other five titles in his award-winning NSTA Press Stop Faking It! series. Its content, style, and tone are designed to help every educator who is intimidated by science but tired of relying on avoidance strategies when teaching it—including science teachers, homeschoolers, and parents who want to help with homework.

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Project Earth Science: Meteorology

Grades 5–12

The forecast for learning is bright! Even if you can't control the weather, you can now explain it by using Project Earth Science: Meteorology. Integrated activities cover the origin and composition of the atmosphere as well as the variables that influence weather and affect the movement of air masses. From studying the hydrologic cycle to reading weather maps and tracking hurricanes, your students will become skilled weather watchers.

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The Weather Book: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to the USA’s Weather

Grades 5–12

From the people who developed the USA Today weather page comes a new approach to understanding the weather and how it occurs. Full-color graphics and photographs explain and illustrate weather concepts, from what makes the sky blue to how a tornado gets its twist. Every chapter also contains profiles of the nation’s top atmospheric scientists.

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