By Candy Jones-Guerin
Did you know? Geoffrey Chaucer, known as the Father of English literature, first used the word autumn in 1374 to name the brisk season after summer. Derived from the Latin word autumnus, meaning “the passing of the year,” Chaucer’s word, autumn, became popular around the 16th century. Meanwhile, in 1545, North America coined the term “fall” to describe the season when leaves are falling from the trees, which was previously known to them as “harvest.”
No matter which term you use, it’s time to bundle up, break out the sweaters, and get ready to enjoy the cool, crisp air that the season is known for. It’s also a great time to celebrate all things fall in your school, and we’re here to help with some great titles to get you started!
Nature’s Mysteries, 1st Edition
This absorbing volume breaks down the breathtaking phenomenon of auroras, introducing readers to the basics of magnetism and atmospheric science. The narrative carefully explains how the Earth’s poles and atmosphere affect solar wind and describes how similar dazzling displays are visible on other planets. Vivid images capture the wonder of the northern and southern lights, while boxed terms and guiding questions nurture a deeper curiosity about our atmosphere.
Projects with Weather and Seasons, 1st Edition
In this title, readers will explore the causes and effects of weather while making fun and accessible crafts. An autumn leaf wreath accompanies a section on seasons, while a snow globe, weather vane, and rain stick complement the chapters on snow, wind, and rain. The crafts will pull readers in, while the images, captions, and quick fact boxes complement the text. Readers will apply their knowledge with short quizzes and inject art into science with fun crafts.
Freaky True Science: Freaky Weather Stories, 1st Ed.
Users will enjoy this wild ride through some of Earth’s strangest weather scenarios. With content showcasing record-setting hailstones, frogs dropping from the sky, and “fire tornadoes,” and vivid photographs of nature’s wrath, students won’t be able to look away from this title.
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, 2nd Ed.
In this eBook, students are presented with comprehensive, up-to-date information on weather and climate basics. With hands-on experiments and awe-inspiring images, users will be absorbed in weather from all angles. From natural disasters and human influences, to weather conditions and phenomena, the encyclopedia will engage students in a clear, nontechnical language.
Design, Build, Experiment: Meteorology Experiments in Your Own Weather Station, 1st Ed.
Ever wonder how meteorologists predict the weather? Learn how to build a weather station of your very own with readily available tools and supplies. Then, following step-by-step directions, you can design and conduct experiments that will have you predicting the weather too!