Unschooling Resources: Meteorology


The Cloud Book by Tomie de Paola
A nice picture book about the various cloud types. Whimsical and cute.

Disaster Science by the editors of Klutz
Like all Klutz books, Disaster Science is exciting and packed with information. Volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, slides, floods, waves and "crashes" are all covered here in great detail. Includes tons of pictures (many before and after shots), engaging text, and simple explanations for everything from why mobile homes don't often survive tornadoes to how avalanches get started. Highly recommended!

On the Same Day in March by Marilyn Singer
This sweet picture book explores weather around the world, all on the same day. Twisters in Texas, hailstones in India, rain in Brazil....


Hurricane Hunters
"It's true! We fly airplanes right into the eye of the hurricane, and we invite you along for the ride-in Cyberspace!" (post #247)

Make Your Own Weather Station
From the Miami Museum of Science. (post #247)

National Geographic Kids: Hurricane

National Geographic Kids: Lightning

National Geographic Kids: Tornado

"Rainbows take many forms. Multiple bows, bows that cross, red bows, twinned bows, coloured fringes, dark bands, spokes and more. Find out about them here."

  Save a Snowflake for Decades
What's the secret? Superglue!

From the website: "This site is all about snow crystals and snowflakes -- what they are, where they come from, and just how these remarkably complex and beautiful structures are created, quite literally, out of thin air."

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