Out on 02 March 2023

Basher Science Mini: Extreme Weather

Ages 9-12
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02 March 2023
9780753448298
64 pages

Synopsis

When the weather gets extreme, it shows off its awesome power by swatting cars around; sweeping away roads, bridges and houses; or making matchsticks out of buildings. Although extreme weather has been around throughout Earth’s history, it’s becoming more common due to the effects of climate change. We're a freaky crowd, so watch out!

Title 4 in the Basher Science Mini series gives kids the lowdown on one of the most pressing problems that we face – extreme weather. Basher's unique illustrations combine with chatty, first-person text by expert author Tom Jackson to hook even the most reluctant readers and help them understand the science behind the stories that are hitting the headlines with more and more frequency.

CONTENTS
Introduction: Natural disaster

Ch 1 Climate Crew
Sun
Sunspots
Seasons
Climate
Weather system
Climate change

Ch 2. Windbags
Wind
Pressure
Jet stream
Hurricane (aka Typhoon, Cyclone)
Tornado

Ch 3. Water
Rain
Thunderstorm
Monsoon
Flood
Blizzard
Hail
Ice storm
Rising sea level
Flood defences

Ch 4. Great Balls of Fire
Drought
Heatwave
Heat dome
Dust storm
Lightning
Wildfire
Firefighting