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Tornadoes

by Seymour Simon

With winds that can reach speeds of three hundred miles an hour and funnel clouds that can measure a mile in diameter, tornadoes leave enormous damage in their wake. Now award-winning author Seymour Simon examines these twisting columns of air and destruction....

With winds that can reach speeds of three hundred miles an hour and funnel clouds that can measure a mile in diameter, tornadoes leave enormous damage in their wake. Now award-winning author Seymour Simon examines these twisting columns of air and destruction. With the clear, concise style he is noted for, Simon explains how tornadoes are formed, why and when they are most likely to occur, how scientists classify and track them -- and what to do if one touches down. Spectacular full-color photographs show this powerful phenomenon in action.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 2000--selected by Natn'l Science Tchrs Assoc. & Child. Bk Cncl.

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Paperback - 32 pages - $6.99
ISBN: 0064437914 (ISBN13: 9780064437912)
Published Apr 10, 2001 by HarperCollins
First published 1999

why I requested this book

Encouraging students to read nonfiction is often difficult. Nonfiction books need to be about subjects that peak interest. The students in my class are always...

Encouraging students to read nonfiction is often difficult. Nonfiction books need to be about subjects that peak interest. The students in my class are always inquisitive and are always asking questions related to natural disasters. Tornadoes are a part of Wisconsin, so not only is this interesting, it is relevant to my student's life.

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My current class is six 4th and 5th grade students. The students are in special education for behavioral/emotional needs. They struggle with reading and get...

My current class is six 4th and 5th grade students. The students are in special education for behavioral/emotional needs. They struggle with reading and get frustrated very easily but have been working really hard this year to enjoy books. The district has given us a couple boxes of books to start our classroom library, but I am trying to encourage the students to reach out to get other books donated to their classroom library. It is hard to get them excited about books, but having them select books they'd want in their classroom has been encouraging.

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