ENERGY, WEATHER & CLIMATE BOOKS
Topic Books about Energy, Weather and Climate for Children in KS2
The Cloud Collector's Handbook by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
This handbook fits into the pocket, allowing cloudspotters to identify cloud formations anytime and anywhere. All the common cloud types are represented, as are many of the rare ones, each fully described and illustrated with a range of photographs.
Issac plays in his favourite pool on the mountainside. As rain starts to fall, he empties his little jar of water into the pool. Where will the water go now? Issac wonders. This breathtaking celebration of the water cycle captures the remarkable movement of water across the earth in all its majesty.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
When 14 year old William's village was hit by a drought, everyone's crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, he spent his days in the library figuring out how to bring electricity to his village. William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind.
Natural Disasters explores some of the natural disasters throughout history, what caused them, their impact on civilizations, and how people today cope with natural disasters. Readers can make their own shake tables, create a cake batter lava flow, invent a wind tunnel, and experiment with avalanches.
What are the problems we face around the world when it comes to the energy we use? Interactive 'Solve It!' design challenges give readers the information they need to develop solutions to the problems discussed, and step-by-step 'Test It!' activities encourage them to explore putting principles into practice.