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Science is definitely considered “cool” nowadays and that makes me super happy! Books on science are an awesome way to grow the love of science in children and this series by Seymour Simon is awesome! In this revised edition of Tornadoes kids ages 6 to 10 will see real photographs of tornadoes and their destruction while learning all about their formation, warning signs and more!
In this updated and revised edition of Tornadoes, award-winning science writer Seymour Simon gives readers an in-depth look at these captivating and powerful storms through fascinating facts and stunning full-color photographs.
Readers will learn all about tornadoes, from how they are first created to the destruction they leave behind.
This updated edition includes:
- author’s note
- stunning full-color photographs
- a list of websites and additional reading sources
Supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.
Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!
This book came at a perfect time as I had been talking about Tornadoes with Big Sis all week. She heard about tornadoes in a book and then saw something about them on television so she wanted to learn more. The book is very informative but not in a boring way, even for a children’s book, but that could be because I am pretty clueless when it comes to tornadoes so I was learning right alongside Big Sis. One fact I learned is that tornadoes can travel up to 300 miles per hour! A fabulous book to teach elementary aged students about the wonders of tornadoes.