Weather Instruments

In the Delta Science Reader Weather Instruments, students read about what weather is and what factors cause changes in the weather. Various weather tools, such as the thermometer, barometer, wind vane, anemometer, hygrometer, and rain gauge, are described. The book presents biographical sketches of key scientists in this field—Gabriel Fahrenheit, Anders Celsius, and Sir Francis Beaufort—and describes the work of airport meteorologists. Students also read about wind chill and how a thermometer works.

Delta Science Readers are 16-page nonfiction books for students with informative, engaging full-color photos and graphics that present key science concepts and vocabulary.

  • Promote reading in the content area.
  • Present key science content and vocabulary found on most state tests.
  • Support and extend the experiences and content of hands-on activities.
  • Help students develop informational literacy skills.
  • Promote scientific inquiry.
  • Makes a great homeschool resource!

Each reader has three main sections:

  1. Think About...
    key information about the unit topic
  2. People in Science
    historical biographies, careers in science
  3. Did You Know?
    high-interest articles or selections

Student Readers 8 1/2" x 10 7/8", 16 pages