Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Thunderstorms. Awesome displays of power. Fearsome devastation left in their wake.
Despite the immense terror of storms, or perhaps precisely because they are so terrible, storms are also fascinating. In Storms: True or False, we are taught basic and unusual facts about storms through a true-or-false format. Here are a few examples of the interesting facts included.
Tornadoes form on the ground. True or False?
False! Tornadoes start in dark, heavy storm clouds. Inside the clouds, layers of warm air meet much colder air. Strong winds start to blow. The winds spin around faster and faster. They form a twirling, twisting tornado. Tornado winds blow faster than any other winds on Earth. At the same time, the storm rushes forward with tremendous force and energy. [pgs. 37-38]
Here is another.
Snowflakes are white. True or False?
False! Snowflakes are colorless, like clear glass or ice. But something happens when lots of snowflakes stick together. The snowflakes bounce back, or reflect, all colours of light. When all colors of light mix together, it looks white. So, lots of colorless snowflakes pile up and become white snow. [pgs. 23-24]
Conclusion. For more complete information regarding weather and atmospheric conditions, purchase Can it Rain Cats and Dogs?
Review © 2014 Laura Verret