Theme: Weather affects all our lives; severe weather requires special precautions.
A girl provides a lighthearted account of her family's adventure during the spring floods at her rural home.
Floods are only one of the many types of severe weather described in this program. LeVar also talks about blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes, hailstorms and lightning. He takes the opportunity to interview meteorologists about tracking severe weather. An eyewitness account of Hurricane Hugo and the courageous people who weathered the storm is an added highlight.
Author: George Ella Lyon
Publisher: Orchard Books
Field Trip Segment
Predict the Weather – LeVar Explains that clouds are made of tiny drops of water and they can predict the weather.
Severe Weather – We learn about different weather events while children explain how to stay safe from a tornado, hail, blizzard, lightening and floods.
Seeing Clouds From Space – LeVar explains how meteorologists keep track of the weather using satellite pictures. Hurricane! – LeVar explains about hurricanes while we see clips of hurricane Hugo as it comes ashore in South Carolina. Learn about the clean-up and rebuilding after the storm.
Review Books – Storms by Seymour Simon; Tornado Alert by Franklyn M. Branley; Weather by Rena K. Kirkpatrick
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Use this episode to further enhance your science curriculum. Science Concepts: measurement, accuracy, comparison, patterns, condensation, temperature.
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Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
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