Whatever The Weather: Science Experiments And Art Activities That Explore The Wonders Of Weather by Annie RiechmannWhatever The Weather: Science Experiments And Art Activities That Explore The Wonders Of Weather by Annie Riechmann

Whatever The Weather: Science Experiments And Art Activities That Explore The Wonders Of Weather

byAnnie Riechmann, Dawn Suzette Smith

Paperback | April 5, 2016

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Let the weather take the lead and never be bored again! Paint in the rain, send kites soaring in the wind, build ice orbs, and become a snowflake scientist—let the wonders of nature inspire your next adventure.

Don't mourn a rainy day; instead, use it as a leaping-off point for outdoor adventures! The weather around us offers a perfect starting point for exploring the wonders of nature. The engaging science experiments and open-ended art activities in this book aim to give children ages four to eight a basic understanding of the science behind the weather that they experience each day, while also encouraging creativity, questioning, and a spirit of curiosity—perfect for budding naturalists. Full of accessible information about weather science and the way things work, this hands-on guide to exploring the natural world will inspire a sense of wonder and adventure—no matter what the day brings.
ANNIE RIECHMANN is an educator and unabashed nature lover. Her many years of experience in education have taken her from coast to coast, where she has taught in both rural and urban settings. These experiences have given her a unique perspective on ways that families can connect to nature, no matter where they live. Annie is the creato...
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Title:Whatever The Weather: Science Experiments And Art Activities That Explore The Wonders Of WeatherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8 × 6.5 × 0.5 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:ShambhalaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1611802318

ISBN - 13:9781611802313

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Baby, It's Cold Outside
Ice Sheet Sculptures / Winter Fairy Castles / DIY Ice Storm / Ice Orbs / Making Hail / Become a Snowflake Scientist / Frost Painting / Homemade Iceburgs

Chapter 2. Saving for a Rainy Day
Puddle Evaporation Art / Painting with Raindrops / Nature Paintbrushes / Catching Raindrops / Floating Nature Garland / Water-Tension String Art / Rainy Day Leaf Painting

Chapter 3. Let the Sun Shine In
Sunny Day Shadow Art / Evaporation Station / See What Transpires / Solar Prints / Sand Painting / Watercolor Cube Painting / Dots in the Dirt

Chapter 4. Where the Wind Blows
Leaf-Rubbing Pinwheels / Atmosphere Model / Air Pressure Eggs / Nature Kites / Origami Boats / Seed Head Clouds

Editorial Reviews

“Curiosity about weather shouldn’t end with a weather report. Whatever the Weather explores the whys of weather while having fun with creative science experiments, art projects, and activities that the whole family can enjoy.”—Cassi Griffin, creator of The Crafty Crow“Parents, children, and educators are certain to love breezing through Whatever the Weather, which also happens to be perfect for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) curriculum. Riechmann and Smith offer hands-on explorations and experiments involving weather, each combined with scientific content and the opportunity for artful creativity. Toss in open skies and fresh air, and this book provides limitless benefits for bodies and brains of all ages, year-round, whatever the weather.” —Jennifer Ward, author of I Love Dirt!