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Compelling Nonfiction (Linked to Weather)
Water Dance by Thomas Locker
Water Dance by
Call Number: E LOC
Publication Date: 1997-03-15
This book is technically classified as fiction. However, the contents represent the water cycle, which is generally classified as nonfiction. Because the link to the weather unit is so strong, I have included it here.
Introduction to Water Dance: Miss Betty's Introduction to Water Dance
Link to Water Dance, as read by Miss Betty: Water Dance by Thomas Locker
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 by
Call Number: REF 032.02 NAT
Publication Date: 2019-05-07
Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride by Marjorie Priceman (Caldecott Honor)
Hot Air by
Call Number: 629.13 PRI
Publication Date: 2005-07-01
Weather balloon being released by a meteorologist. It contains helium gas, allowing the balloon to rise many kilometres through the atmosphere. A sensor attached below the balloon (in protective styrofoam packaging, white) will measure ozone distribution up to and beyond the ozone layer at 20-30 kilometres altitude. Ozone at this level (formed by sunlight) absorbs dangerous types of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight. Chlorinated gases used by humans have decreased polar ozone levels, increasing exposure to this UV radiation at high latitudes. Photographed at the Finnish Meteorological Institute's Arctic Research Centre (FMI-ARC), Sodankyla, in Finnish Lapland. (from Brittanica's Image Quest database).
DK FindOut! Balloons
Who made the first balloon? Who were the first passengers? What is the difference between a balloon and an airship? Find out here, with DK Find Out!
National Weather Service: Just For Kids
The National Weather Service provides weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.
Snowflake Bentley by
Call Number: 921 BEN
Publication Date: 2009-12-28
Hurricanes by Gail Gibbons
Hurricanes! (New Edition) by
Call Number: 551.55 GIB
Publication Date: 2019-01-15