By Melvin Berger, Gilda Berger
Questions and solutions approximately climate. From uncomplicated questions like "What makes the weather?" to extra advanced ones like "What is El Niño?", this publication is helping little ones comprehend why and the way the elements changes.
This publication will resolution children's questions on climate because it explores the fundamentals in superbly illustrated sections on solar, air, and wind; rain, snow, and hail; and wild climate like hurricanes and tornadoes. The questions and solutions may help to soothe even the main curious child's want to know why the elements retains altering, what occurs to puddles after it rains, should you can scent the rain, if lightning can develop hair, and if groundhogs relatively can are expecting the elements.
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38 What was the worst hurricane in the United States? The one that slammed into the city of Galveston, Texas, in September 1900. The hurricane sent huge waves crashing onto land and dropped tons of rain. The result was a flood that covered the city with 16 feet (5 m) of water—and a death toll of around 6,000. The most costly hurricane to hit the United States was Hurricane Andrew. It roared across Florida and Louisiana in August 1992. Among its effects were 76 dead, 258,000 homeless, and $47 billion in damage!
Yes. Dust from cars and factories causes added raindrops to form. You get more rain. Sometimes gases and chemicals from factories join with water vapor in the air. They form acids that fall as acid rain. Acid rain can make trees die, lakes and rivers smell, and buildings crumble. What is El Niño? A warm current in the Pacific Ocean. El Niño (el-NEEN-yoh) flows southward along the west coast of South America around Christmas every year. But every five years or so it lasts longer than usual. Then the cold waters get very warm.
The pictures may make you think there is an attraction between these homes and tornadoes. But the storms just go wherever their twisting winds take them. What was the most amazing escape from a tornado? The escape of 12 children in China. On May 29, 1986, the children were on their way to school. As they walked along, a tornado sucked them up and carried them 12 miles (19 km) through the air. But then it gently dropped them down onto some nice, soft sand dunes. No one was hurt! You can imagine what their teacher thought when she heard this story!
Can It Rain Cats and Dogs?: Questions and Answers about Weather (Scholastic Question and Answer Series) by Melvin Berger, Gilda Berger