Zoom in on Weather Maps
Any young reader who has ever wondered about how weather is predicted will be fascinated by this book. It describes the many features of weather maps, from temperature and air pressure markings to wind speed and wind direction symbols. Students will also read about how meteorologists study and predict weather based on the information found in weather maps. A follow-up activity encourages readers to track weather over several days and make a new weather map each day to record the results.
With simple text and lots of pictures and illustrations, children will learn all about the different types of maps and their functions. Each book begins with a short intro on the different aspects of a map (such as the compass rose, legend, and scale) and then ventures on to talk about the specifics of each type of map. An activity is included at the end. Approximately 7" x 8.5". 24 pgs, pb. -Emily G