As our children have grown, we’ve done a lot of family traveling across the United States and we’re always amazed at the different types of clouds in different parts of the country. One of the things I missed most about the Southeast when I lived in Arizona was fluffy clouds. They are few and far between in the desert and I would find myself craving a glimpse of the kind of majestic thunderheads that are common in Tennessee.
Most children love to be able to identify different cloud and storm patterns and like to try and predict the weather, so here are some resources we’ve used and liked.
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”067977999X” locale=”us” height=”52″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WPF7YE56L._SL75_.jpg” width=”75″]National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Clouds and Storms has really neat photos of every type of cloud, storm, or weather phenomenon imaginable. All ages.
[easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B000V73BBM” locale=”us” height=”59″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21DhNlViqrL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Moody Science Classics: 19-DVD Set. The Moody Science Classics DVD set consists of 19 presentations linking creation, science, and the Bible. These DVDs cover a broad range of subjects and could become the core of science study in your homeschool. Included are 3 DVDs about weather, earthquakes, and powerful storms. As you watch astounding images of roaring waters, thundering earth, and whirling winds, you will not only witness the power of God, but also learn the scientific explanations behind these forces of nature. The set contains three videos: Whirling Winds (tornadoes, hurricanes, and violent weather); Thundering Earth (earthquakes and volcanoes); and Roaring Waters (floods, tidal waves, and powerful storms).
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0912697105″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51o8J2lOmBL._SL110_.jpg” width=”65″]The Weather Wizard’s Cloud Book: A Unique Way to Predict the Weather Accurately and Easily by Reading the Clouds. We have used this book over and over through the past few years. The author explains that today’s clouds tell you tomorrow’s weather, and he provides page after page of color photographs of the sky showing the weather each predicts. All ages.
[easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”0801030137″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RZPKGYKAL._SL110_.jpg” width=”70″]Weather and the Bible : 100 Questions and Answers by Donald B. DeYoung uses Scripture to discuss weather basics; water, wind, and clouds; weather throughout history; and what the Bible has to say about weather in the future. Grades six up.