Do you love to watch WX Geeks on The Weather Channel? This how-to book for junior meteorologists is co-written by WX Geeks host Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd along with award-winning children's science author Dr. Fred Bortz. The two show kids how to predict the weather in their own backyards using simple, inexpensive, self-built meteorological instruments that add up to a fully operational weather station. Based on Shepherd's state science fair winning project from when he was a teen, this design can easily be adapted by weather-loving readers for their own school fairs. Or they can simply enjoy the book's wealth of fun weather facts, simple explanations of weather concepts, and additional guidance for online research.
As with any Dr. Fred Bortz title, this book is packed with Fun Facts: Where and when was the highest wind speed ever recorded on Earth? what town in the United States had no rain for more than two years? What weather record does Yakutat, Alaska Hold? What does a 'bad hair day' really mean> Is there a storm coming? How hot is it? How hard is the wind blowing? How much rain is falling? What will the weather be like tomorrow? Answer these questions and more with help from Dr. Fred! It's fun and you don't need fancy equipment. In this book, Dr. Fred shows young meteorologists how to build everything they will need to be the weather expert in their neighborhood! Newly updated (2014) to include additional sources for online research.