A hurricane is the largest storm on the planet with the power to destroy life and property. It is a fascinating system and the focus of intense scientific study. Scientists and engineers have yet to design a way to weaken or steer a hurricane, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been thinking about how it could work, though! Legendary science author Vicki Cobb is here to tell you that story with this accessible and interesting read.
In How Could We Harness a Hurricane? Vicki clearly explains air pressure, energy, and wind to show how hurricanes are formed. And like Vicki’s other award-winning titles, this book leads her readers to learn by asking questions. This book is sure to fascinate and stimulate young scientists like you!
How Could We Harness A Hurricane? which made the “Best STEM Book 2018” list (K-12) by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council, offers questions and provides new points of view that may just change your thinking. It shows the work scientists and engineers are doing to avoid future disasters like hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, and Maria. In addition, Vicki Cobb shares hands-on experiments that make meteorology even more fun, be it at home or in the classroom. This informational book introduces science concepts with lots of photos and diagrams, a helpful glossary, and a bibliography for further reading,
Vicki Cobb is the author of more than 85 highly entertaining nonfiction books for children. Ever since 1972, when Science Experiments You Can Eat was first published, Cobb's lighthearted approach to hands-on science has become her trademark for getting kids involved in experiences that create real learning. It is no surprise that she is known as the "Julia Child of hands-on science." Today's popular buzzwords in education, "hands-on science," "experimental learning," "outcome-based," "multi-disciplinary," and "critical thinking," are embodied in Vicki Cobb's work. Vicki has performed "Science Surprises," her interactive and engrossing show for kids, in 49 of the 50 states and internationally. She uses her expertise, humor, wit, and background as an educator to inspire teachers to make teaching science the high point of their day. She is president and founder of InkThinkTank, LLC, a company that focuses on the contribution that nonfiction literature and its authors can make to education. She contributes to three blogs: Interesting Nonfiction for Kids, Education Update, and the Huffington Post. In 2012, Vicki received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Visit www.vickicobb.com to learn more.