Category: Weather and Water

Three full-color, interactive books included in the optional Weather and Water Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Weather and Water study.

Learn about tornadoes, downbursts, hurricanes, trade winds, and more with Sam and his grandfather’s letters that teach about different weather patterns without creating fear in Wild, Wild Wind by Shannen Yauger. (31 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″)

Fascinated by the atmosphere, June Bacon-Bercey, a bright and motivated young woman who excelled in school chose to study meteorology. What she didn’t expect was to not be welcome to study meteorology. But undeterred, June became the first African-American woman to earn a degree in meteorology. In Changing Weather—The Story of June Bacon-Bercey you’ll learn about this pioneer who blazed the trail for others to follow. (27 pages, full-color, 11″x7″)

On January 12, 1888, in a small Nebraska town, the school children are caught in a sudden blizzard. Follow along with Tommy and Carrie Carter and their teacher Miss Penny as they decide whether to stay in the schoolhouse and freeze or brave the storm on foot to find warmth and safety in The Schoolhouse Blizzard (32 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″)

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and are designed to appeal to children of many ages. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons.

Weather and Water Read-Aloud Book Pack

$25.97

The beauty of weather has captured the imaginations of artists throughout history. Through spectacular paintings artists have brought snowcapped mountains, tumultuous waves, windblown trees, and foggy mornings to life. Through awe-inspiring artwork and thought provoking questions, the beauty of our world’s incredible weather patterns comes alive in this remarkable collection of landscape paintings from artists around the world.

Written by Elle Staples and Shannen Yauger

61 pages, full-color, 10.75″x6.75″

This book is recommended to accompany our Weather and Water unit as extra reading for students in grades 7-8.

The Beauty of Weather by Elle Staples and Shannen Yauger

$13.99

PDF for self-printing

The full-color Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Weather and Water science course. Hands-on activities, vocabulary words, access to captivating videos, vocabulary words, mini books, beautiful illustrations and images, along with engaging information is found throughout the course. Once you gather any simple lesson supplies, the lessons are open-and-go. Just turn to a lesson and start reading and learning together! This course is taught family-style and only one Course Book is needed per family.

A Student Journal for each child is also needed to complete this course.

Weather and Water Course Book (PDF)

$19.99

The full-color Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Weather and Water science course. Hands-on activities, engaging videos, vocabulary words, beautiful illustrations and images, along with engaging information is found throughout the course. Once you gather any simple lesson supplies, the lessons are open-and-go. Just turn to a lesson and start reading and learning together! This course is taught family-style and only one Course Book is needed per family.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Weather
Lesson 2: Weather, Climate, and Seasons
Lesson 3: Water and Our World
Lesson 4: The Atmosphere
Lesson 5: Air
Lesson 6: Wind
Lesson 7: The Water Cycle
Lesson 8: Clouds and Weather Fronts
Lesson 9: Rain and Rainbows
Lesson 10: Snow, Sleet, Hail, and Freezing Rain
Lesson 11: Thunder and Lightning
Lesson 12: Severe Weather: Tornadoes and Tropical Cyclones
Lesson 13: Weather Forecasting
Lesson 14: The Beauty and Power of Water

A Student Journal for each child is also needed to complete this course. Purchase above or click here for more details.

Weather and Water Course Book

$19.99

From thrilling storms and calming rains to heat waves and cold snaps, explore all the ways God keeps things growing and changing on our Earth in this engaging science unit. Create a Tornado in a Bottle, solve a Misty Mystery, locate clouds with a Cloud Viewer, and conduct many other exciting weather-related experiments throughout this new 14-lesson unit! Immerse your children in hands-on activities, fun experiments, captivating videos, and beautiful illustrations and images as they gain an appreciation for the weather and water in our world.

Each family will need one copy of the Course Book and one Student Journal per child. Don’t miss the read-aloud book pack and 7–8 extension book available below to expand learning and immerse your children in the beauty and wonder of weather and water!

Lesson 1: Introduction to Weather
Lesson 2: Weather, Climate, and Seasons
Lesson 3: Water and Our World
Lesson 4: The Atmosphere
Lesson 5: Air
Lesson 6: Wind
Lesson 7: The Water Cycle
Lesson 8: Clouds and Weather Fronts
Lesson 9: Rain and Rainbows
Lesson 10: Snow, Sleet, Hail, and Freezing Rain
Lesson 11: Thunder and Lightning
Lesson 12: Severe Weather: Tornadoes and Tropical Cyclones
Lesson 13: Weather Forecasting
Lesson 14: The Beauty and Power of Water

Weather and Water

$19.99

PDF for self-printing

Each student grades 3–6 needs their own copy of the Weather and Water Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.

Weather and Water Student Journal Grades 3-6 (PDF)

$9.99

PDF for self-printing

Each student grades 7–8 needs their own copy of the 64-page Weather and Water Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8 journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.

Weather and Water Student Journal Grades 7-8 (PDF)

$9.99

Each student grades 3–6 needs his or her own copy of the 32-page Weather and Water Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.

Weather and Water Student Journal Grades 3-6

$5.99

Each student grades 7–8 needs his or her own copy of the 64-page Weather and Water Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8 journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.

Weather and Water Student Journal Grades 7-8

$6.99
Level 2

William and his family were hungry when rain did not come and their crops died. How could he help them? One day, he had an idea: make a windmill to use the power of the wind! This true story shows that when you have a little hope and you work hard, big things can happen.

61 pages

William and the Wind—The Story of William Kamkwamba by Shannen Yauger

$6.99

When Sam experiences a downburst while visiting his grandparents, he can’t help but want to learn more about wind and what it can do. Filled with facts that learners of all ages will enjoy, Wild, Wild Wind teaches about the power of wind without creating fear. Learn about tornadoes, downbursts, hurricanes, trade winds, and more as Sam and his grandpa exchange letters on these exciting topics.

31 pages, full-color, 8.5″x11″

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Weather and Water Science Unit and is included in the optional Weather and Water Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Wild, Wild Wind by Shannen Yauger

$7.99

June, a bright and motivated young woman, always excelled in school. The atmosphere fascinated her, so she chose to study meteorology. A person as intelligent and capable as June should be a welcome addition to any science, but that wasn’t the case. June was African-American, and never before had an African-American woman earned a degree in meteorology. Undeterred, June persisted and blazed the trail for others to follow. This is the story of how meteorology and broadcasting pioneer June Bacon-Bercey forever changed the face of weather.

27 pages, full-color, 11″x7″

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Weather and Water Science Unit and is included in the optional Weather and Water Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Changing Weather—The Story of June Bacon-Bercey by Ashlee Klemm

$8.99

On January 12, 1888, Tommy and Carrie Carter start their day like any other school day. As they work their sums, practice reading, and enjoy their friends, a major blizzard is brewing. When the storm suddenly hits their small Nebraska town, all the children are caught in the schoolhouse! As the schoolhouse begins to fall apart, their teacher, Miss Penny, only has two choices for herself and the fifteen scared children: stay in the schoolhouse and freeze or brave the storm on foot to find warmth and safety.

32 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud for our Weather and Water Science Unit.

The Schoolhouse Blizzard by Shannen Yauger

$8.99