Can Lightning Strike the Same Place Twice?

And Other Questions about Earth, Weather, and the Environment

From the Series Is That a Fact?

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

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?

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978-0-76135-942-5
$39.99 $29.99
978-0-76138-716-9
$39.99 $39.99
978-1-51246-384-2
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Publication Date 2010-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.5
BISACS JNF052030, JNF037080
Dewey 550
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 850
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 5.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 135022
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

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.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

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 →