Vapor, Rain, and Snow

The Science of Clouds and Precipitation

From the Series Weatherwise

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

How does a cloud form? When is the best time to see a rainbow in the sky? Why do ice cubes shrink in the freezer?

The answers to these questions all involve water. So do the reasons why we have rain and snow. To understand weather, we have to know what happens to water at different temperatures, on the ground and in the air. In this fact-packed book, discover what happens when water changes from a liquid into a gas or a solid, and much more.

Format Your Price
978-0-7613-6328-6
$32.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.2
BISACS JNF051000, JNF037080
Dewey 551.57'6
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 680
ATOS Reading Level 4.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 138498
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, and Websites

Author: Paul Fleisher

Paul Fleisher has spent his working life as an educator and writer. His books for young people cover a variety of science, ecology and natural history subjects. He has also written several widely-used classroom activity books on thinking games, social activism, and creative writing. Paul currently works as an adjunct professor in the school of education at Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as assistant to the director of the Richmond Peace Education Center. He also teaches classes in writing at the University of Richmond. Prior to taking early retirement in 2005, he taught gifted elementary and middle school students in the Richmond, Virginia Public Schools for almost 30 years. During that time, he helped develop numerous interdisciplinary instructional units on topics including Humor, Justice, Engineering and Design and The Art and Science of Music. Paul was in the vanguard of teaching educational technology in Richmond Public Schools, teaching computer programming and web design to his students. He has offered workshops on team-building, thinking games, teaching writing, and other topics at educational conferences for many years. Paul remains an activist for peace and social justice. He currently serves on the boards of the Virginia Forum and the Virginia Museum of Natural History. He has also served terms on the Virginia Education Association's Fitz Turner Commission for Human and Civil Rights, and the Virginia Chapter of the ACLU. In 1988 Paul received the Virginia Education Association Award for Peace and International Relations and in 1999 he was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science Education. It is Paul's great good fortune to be married to educator Debra Sims Fleisher, who has taught him much of what he knows about working in a classroom, as well as how to live as a more decent human being. In his spare time Paul is an avid gardener, cook, and reader.