Joanne Simpson: Magnificent Meteorologist

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In this title, examine the life of adventurous cloud explorer and weather pioneer Joanne Simpson. Readers will enjoy digging into Simpson's personal story, beginning with her childhood flying planes out of Boston and sailing boats at Cape Cod. Students can trace Simpson's success, from her education at the University of Chicago and research at Woods Hole to her work on Project Stormfury with the National Weather Bureau and the development of the TRMM satellite with NASA. Engaging text and photos offer insight on meteorology topics such as cloud formation, hurricanes, tropical rainfall, and more. While a timeline, glossary, and index supplement the text, an entertaining science activity allows readers their own hands-on experience based on the science that inspired this woman's groundbreaking career.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF007120, JNF037080, JNF007090
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies, Science & Technology
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2012-09-01
ISBN 9781617834493, 9781614802716
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 551.5092
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Lexile 720
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 154628
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Author: Jill C. Wheeler