May 4th is National Weather Observers Day


In the Learning Commons we thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight for you some of our weather resources. Here are some great weather crafts and activities that you might want to do.  Whatever the weather is in your area on May 4th – enjoy!!


Weather by Evan Moor Publishers

Weather presents information and investigations on these six concepts: Weather changes from day to day and over the seasons Describing weather conditions in measurable quantities Water circulates through Earths atmosphere Clouds directly affect weather Climate is affected by Earths features Local weather conditions can be used to forecast weather

Weather Projects

Weather Projects for Young Scientists by Mary Kay Carson

From the everyday phenomena of wind and clouds to the awesome, destructive power of lightning, tornados, and hurricanes, children can explore weather in detail with this fascinating science activity book. Throughout the text instructions for building weather-measuring tools—barometers, psychrometers, anemometers, wind vanes, rain gauges, and thermometers—allow the reader to assemble them into a working weather station. More than 40 weather projects are included, such as building a model of the water cycle, creating a tornado in a bottle, calculating dew point, and reading a weather map. Most of the experiments also include ideas for expanding them into full-fledged science fair projects. Weather-related environmental issues are also addressed, such as global climate change, ozone depletion, and acid rain, as well as profiles of scientists working in the field of meteorology.

Weather Patterns

Weather Patterns by Carol Hand

Written in the narrative voice of a budding meteorologist, this book explains weather patterns. Readers begin to understand how the process of forming and answering questions is a key to investigation and scientific communication.

The Weather Makers

We are the Weather Makers by Tim Flannery

In this adaptation of his massive international bestseller The Weather Makers, now revised for teen readers, Tim Flannery argues passionately and eloquently for the urgent need to address the global crisis that is threatening our survival. With expanded Canadian content and added illustrations, We Are the Weather Makers sets out, with devastating clarity, the science and evidence of global warming, and the perils of complacency.

Unimpeachable in its authority and empowering in its vision of what each of us can do to make a difference, The Weather Makers garnered praise from world leaders such as Tony Blair and John Howard, as well as from such esteemed writers and scientists as David Suzuki, Ronald Wright, John Polyani and Bill Bryson.

Now more readable than ever, and more relevant by the day, this global call to arms will continue to fuel discussion, inspire change and dominate bestseller lists. Recognizing that young people will pay the highest price for climate change, Flannery has written a young adult edition of his essential masterpiece that speaks thoughtfully, but never condescendingly, to the future caretakers of our planet.

Ice Storm

Ice Storm by Penny Draper

The deadly ice storm that struck Eastern Canada and the US in January of 1998 has a drastic effect on the lives of two 12-year-old cousins, one a figure-skating “princess” from Montreal, and the other her down-to-earth farm-girl cousin.

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  1. Hi Natalie,
    It’s great to see these resources grouped thematically. One thing that might be helpful is indicating what level the resources are appropriate for.
    What a fun project !


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