Can Lightning Strike the Same Place Twice?
And Other Questions about Earth, Weather, and the Environment
From the Series Is That a Fact?
If the groundhog sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. Moss grows only on the north side of a tree. No two snowflakes are alike. You may have heard these common sayings or beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven using science? Let’s investigate seventeen statements about Earth, weather, and the environment and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones still stump scientists! Find out whether all deserts are hot! Discover whether it’s true that a ring around the Moon means rain or snow is on the way! See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Is That a Fact?
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.5|
Author: Joanne Mattern
Former editor Joanne Mattern has written over 350 children's books, many of which focus on animals and nature. Joanne lives in New York state with her human family and several animals.
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Is That a Fact?
There is life on other planets. People have tiny insects living in their eyelashes. You may have heard these common sayings before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through research? The Is That a Fact? series investigates and finds out which statements are true, which ones… View available downloads →