Can It Rain Cats and Dogs? Questions and Answers About Weather
Melvin Berger, Gilda Berger
This ebook will solution kid's questions about climate because it explores the fundamentals in fantastically 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 kid's want to know why the elements retains altering, what occurs to puddles after it rains, for those who can odor the rain, if lightning can develop hair, and if groundhogs fairly can expect the weather.
thousands of gallons (liters) of water vanish from oceans, lakes, and rivers—and puddles. The liquid water turns into an invisible gasoline known as water vapor. The swap from liquid to fuel is termed evaporation. the place does the water vapor move? It mixes in with the air. You can’t see it, you can’t think it, you can’t scent it—but it’s there. The air with the water vapor rises because it is warmed via the sunlight. because the wet, hot air rises better, it will get chillier. In time, it will get so chilly that the water vapor.
You’re a child! and children are curious. It’s natural—and important—to ask questions and search for solutions. This ebook solutions many questions that you could be have: • Why does the elements maintain altering? • What occurs to puddles after it rains? • are you able to scent rain? • Can lightning develop hair? • Can groundhogs expect the elements? some of the solutions will shock and amaze you. we are hoping they’ll tickle your mind's eye. perhaps they're going to lead you to invite extra questions calling for extra solutions. That’s what being.
while robust winds blow raindrops 2 or three miles (3.2 or 4.8 km) up into the air. it's so chilly there that the drops shape into balls of ice, known as hailstones. because the hailstones fall, they get coated with water. yet then, winds blow them up back. extra ice types at the hailstones. this occurs time and again. eventually, the hailstones are coated with many coats of ice. They fall to Earth in a hailstorm. How titanic are hailstones? such a lot are the dimensions and form of small peas. yet every now and then.
Hailstones get rather huge. In may possibly 1926, hailstones the dimensions of baseballs fell in Dallas, Texas. in precisely quarter-hour the hail triggered $2 million in harm! the most important hailstone on list was once as enormous as a medium-sized pumpkin. This hailstone— 171/2 inches (44.5 cm) round and weighing 13/5 kilos (753 g)—fell in Coffeyville, Kansas, on September three, 1970. fortunately, it didn’t land on anyone’s head! unhappy to claim, the hailstones that fell on Bangladesh on April 14, 1986, have been one other tale. a few weighed up.
constructions to choose up massive, heavy trains and vans. Do tornadoes make homes explode? No. however it certain seems that method. twister winds push opposed to one aspect of a development. They strength air into the construction. Then, the development begins to break down. while, the other wall turns out to blow up out. yet it’s the excessive air strain contained in the residence, now not the twister itself, that knocks out the partitions. If you’re in a development while a twister is coming, conceal within the basement. that might continue you safe—even.