Build a Rain Barrel

Introduces the importance of water conservation and explains how to build an efficient rainwater storage container. Additional features to aid comprehension include detailed step-by-step illustrations, a clear list of materials, informative captions and callouts, fast facts, suggestions on how kids can make a difference, project tips and possible alterations, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

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  • Everyone Needs Water
  • Good for Plants
  • Good for People
  • Building a Rain Barrel
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 553.7
Lexile 540
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level P
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503807877, 9781503814738
Copyright 2017, 2017
Number of Pages 24, 24
Dimensions 9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8
Graphics Full-color photographs, 1-color illustrations

A Review of "Earth-Friendly Projects" in School Library Connection

Elementary students will enjoy reading and constructing the environmentally friendly projects featured in this series of short, colorful chapter books. In Build a Weather Station, young investigators discover the variables weather forecasters use to measure and describe weather and the instruments used to record conditions. Subsequent chapters discuss reasons why people need to know about changes in weather conditions, describe the job of meteorologists, and provide lists of materials needed to construct a weather station complete with wind vane, anemometer, barometer, and rain gauge. Simple step-by-step instructions outline the process of making each device, and illustrations and diagrams highlight the directions. This project will enable young scientists to begin measuring climate conditions themselves and make weather science a hands-on learning experience. While this project is easy for students to construct themselves, some of the other projects in the series will need adult assistance. This series is an excellent addition to school libraries where STEM is a curriculum focus. Glossary. Index. Websites.

Author: Sally McGraw

Sally McGraw is a freelance writer, newspaper columnist, blogger, and author. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two goofy cats.

Illustrator: Roger Stewart

Roger Stewart has been an artist and illustrator for more than 30 years. His first job involved drawing aircraft parts. Since then, he has worked in advertising, design, film, and publishing. Roger has lived in London, England, and Sydney, Australia, but he now lives on the southern coast of England.