Here we are on Day 16 of the 365 Days of Children’s Books series!
Today’s book – The Cool Story Behind Snow – was a very apprehensive purchase. It only received one review on Amazon (albeit 5 stars), and I’m always wary of books that don’t have a ton of reviews.
However, I am beyond thrilled that I purchased it, because it turned out to be one of the best books on the science of snow that I’ve read thus far!
This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more details.
The Cool Story Behind Snow
Author: Meteorologist Joe Rao
Illustrator: Dagney Downey
The Cool Story Behind Snow has many strong points that make me sing its praises. The first thing I noticed was that the book was written in chapters, so it’s easy to find a stopping point for the day. Also, chapter books always seem so “grown up” to my girls and are just fun to read.
This is quite a comprehensive book about the formation of snow. The author begins with introducing the water cycle in Chapter 1, and then moves on to Colliding Crystals in Chapter 2 to reveal how snow is actually formed.
It includes a wide variety of weather vocabulary words that my girls will love to learn. They like to learn new words, like their mama. ?
The book also touches on the difference between hail, sleet, and freezing rain. In addition, it introduces a snow storm and what makes it a unique weather event.
It is just a fascinating read that is perfect for my children.
Learning About the Science of Snow
There are a multitude of fantastic learning opportunities when studying the science of snow. Here are several for you to browse through:
★ Learn about the Life Cycle of a Snowflake with a free printable booklet.
★ Find out how you can melt snow without using warmth, but a piece of wire!
★ Choose from one of these science experiments using snow.
★ Learn how to classify snowflakes according to their shapes.
Make sure you don’t miss the first book in the series: Snowflake Bentley. Snowflake Bentley and The Cool Story Behind Snow would make the perfect spines for your unit study!
Browse through all of the books in the 365 Days of Children’s Books series!