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Air and Weather

#1 Exploring Air:

3-2-1 Contact: Air Is Matter - Air Is There
551.6 THR
1 VHS videocassette 15 minutes, 1 ditto, 1 teachers guide. Grade Level: 2 - 6
Examines air mass and matter.

Reading Rainbow: Hot-Air Henry
F REA
1 VHS videocassette 30 minutes, 2 hardback books, 1 teachers guide. Grade Level: K - 5
After William Windom reads this tale of a cat and his hot-air balloon adventure, LeVar attends a national balloon event in South Carolina. He then provides a comical look into the past at some flying machines that didn't. Book titles: Just Us Women; Hot-Air Henry.


Watch 'em Work: Fun in Flight
307 WAT
1 VHS videocassette 30 minutes
Looks at the world of flight, including birds and butterflies, jet planes, kites, helicopters, ultra lites, sky diving, and hot air balloons.

 #2 Observing Weather:

Hands on Science Library: Air and Weather
551.6 HAN
Collection of 18 books to enhance the Air and Weather kit.

Alphabet of Weather
411 ALP
1 VHS videocassette, 10 minutes
These letters of the alphabet will make you dry or make you wet. You'll see the clouds and watch them grow. You'll feel the wind and hear it blow. You'll see the sky, it might be blue, or dark with clouds as storms move through. The sun may shine, or it may not, you may be cold, you may be hot. So from these letters, all together, here comes an alphabet of weather.

Cloud Formations
551.6 CLO
6 study prints
Titles: Clouds of Vertical Development Parts I and II; Middle Clouds; Special Cloud Forms; Low Clouds; High Clouds.

Eyewitness Weather
551.6 EYE
1 VHS videocassette 35 minutes
Examines variables that make weather a wild card to predict. 

The Magic School Bus: Kicks up a Storm
551.6 MAG
1 VHS videocassette 30 minutes
The bus transforms into a Weathermobile and takes the class on a ride through the skies.

Reading Rainbow: Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
F REA
1 VHS videocassette 30 minutes, 3 hardback books, 1 teachers guide. Grade Level: K - 5
Inspired by a tale from the Nandi people of Kenya, narrated by James Earl Jones, LeVar plans a day around rainy weather, including an aerial chase of a thunderstorm and puddle-hopping. Book titles Peter Spier's Rain; Cloud Book; Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain.

Familiar Cloud Forms
551.6 FAM
8 study prints
Titles: Cumulus (Fair weather); Cumulus (Towering); Cumulonimbus; Altocumulus; Cirrus; Cirrostratus; Fog; Stratocumulus.

Send in the Clouds
551.57 SEN
1 VHS videocassette, 18 minutes
This video explains the different types of clouds you see in the sky, how clouds are formed, what clouds have to do with weather, and how to predict weather using the jet plane contrails seen in the sky. In this fast-paced, fun-filled video, children explore many different facets of clouds through one kid's adventure.

All About Rain, Snow, Sleet and Hail
551.5 ALL
1 VHS videocassette 23 minutes + 1 teacher's guide
Examines precipitation, its forms and what creates it.

 #3 Wind Explorations:

Reading Rainbow: Come a Tide
F REA
1 VHS videocassette 30 minutes, 3 hardback books, 1 teachers guide. Grade Level: K - 5
Book by George Ella Lyon, read by Dixie Carter, tells the story of one quirky family's adventure during a spring flood. LeVar takes a look at dramatic weather - from blizzards to tornadoes, and everything in between. A news reporter gives an eyewitness account of Hurricane Hugo and the courageous people who weathered the storm. Book titles: Tornado Alert; Storms; Come a Tide.

Wind and What it Does (Revised)
551.6 WIN
1 VHS videocassette 10 minutes
Examines wind as moving air; how heat makes wind; and the importance of wind in predicting the weather

All About Wind and Clouds
551.5 ALL
1 VHS videocassette 23 minutes  + 1 teacher's guide
Looks at the great variety of clouds and how winds effect them.

 #4 Looking for Change:

All About Climate and Seasons
551.5 ALL
1 VHS videocassette 23 minute  + 1 teacher's guide 
Examines what causes the seasons to change and what changes in weather they bring with them.

All About Meteorology
51.5 ALL
1 VHS videocassette 23 minutes + 1 teacher's guide
Examines the science of meteorology and the prediction of weather.

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