Weather Watching

In the Delta Science Reader Weather Watching, students explore what weather is and what causes it to change. They read about the water cycle and various weather tools, such as the thermometer, barometer, wind vane, rain gauge, and anemometer. The book explains how weather changes according to the seasons. Tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and thunderstorms are also discussed. In a biographical sketch, students meet Ben Franklin, and they also find out about the work of a meteorologist. Students also explore how weather satellites collect weather data from space.

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