Can It Rain Cats and Dogs?: Questions and Answers about by Melvin Berger, Gilda Berger

By Melvin Berger, Gilda Berger

Questions and solutions approximately climate. From easy questions like "What makes the weather?" to extra complicated ones like "What is El Niño?", this booklet is helping young children comprehend why and the way the elements changes.

This e-book will resolution children's questions about climate because it explores the fundamentals in fantastically illustrated sections on sunlight, air, and wind; rain, snow, and hail; and wild climate like hurricanes and tornadoes. The questions and solutions might actually help to assuage even the main curious child's want to know why the elements retains altering, what occurs to puddles after it rains, for those who can odor the rain, if lightning can develop hair, and if groundhogs relatively can are expecting the elements.

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As they walked along, a tornado sucked them up and carried them 12 miles (19 km) through the air. But then it gently dropped them down onto some nice, soft sand dunes. No one was hurt! You can imagine what their teacher thought when she heard this story! 42 This is an exaggerated diagram of the path of a tornado. How do volcanoes affect the weather? Some volcanoes hurl up huge amounts of dust. Winds carry the dust around the world. The dust can block sunlight and lower temperature. It can also help raindrops to form, causing more rainfall.

The giant chunks of ice killed nearly 100 people. What makes dew come—and go? Condensation and evaporation. On cool nights the ground is cold enough to condense part of the water vapor in the air. It becomes shiny drops of water, or dew. The dew forms on objects near the ground—grass and plants, signs and fences, buildings and cars. In the morning, the sun rises and warms the ground and the air just above it. The dew evaporates. It changes back into water vapor—and is gone! Who is Jack Frost? An imaginary character who is said to cover things with a thin layer of ice, or frost.

3 km) a second. So first you see the lightning, then you hear the thunder. How can you tell the distance to lightning? Count the seconds between the flash of lightning and the sound of thunder. 6 km) away. 2 km) away. And so on. Is lightning dangerous? Terribly. Lightning is attracted to tall trees or buildings and water. So stay away from trees and stop swimming during a thunderstorm. If you can, stay indoors and don’t use the telephone. If you’re in a car, wait there. Lightning passes around the outside of a car and through the tires into the ground.

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