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Fun facts for kids:
Weather: The Sun
Fun Facts about the Sun for Kids The Sun is over 4.5 billion years old. It started as a cloud of dust and gas. It slowly formed a massive center and gained heat. It is made of hydrogen and helium gases. The temperature of the Sun is around 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The inner core is much hotter. A few good things about the Sun. It makes you snooze. Light helps synchronize your internal clock during the day so you sleep better at night. It keeps your bones healthy. When exposed to sun, our skin makes vitamin D, which helps the body absorb bone-boosting minerals like calcium. It makes us cheery.
What are the different types of clouds for kids?
Clouds can look feathery and thin (cirrus), fluffy (cumulus), layered (stratus), or big and gray (cumulonimbus). Allow children to observe the clouds for a week, recording the type of cloud in the sky every day.
How do clouds form kids?
Fun Facts about Clouds for Kids. Tiny droplets of water in the air rise with warm air. As they rise, they get cooler. They combine with other droplets of water to form clouds. Clouds are white because they reflect light from the sun. Gray clouds become so filled with water that they don’t reflect light.
What are the three principal cloud groups?
There are three main groups of clouds: lower, middle and high level clouds. Clouds are responsible for all types of precipitation, including snow, hail and rain. Under special circumstances, clouds can create hurricanes, tornadoes and severe storms.
Weather: Thunder and Lightning
What is thunder and lightning? Lightning is a form of electricity. It happens when the negative and positive charges of electricity in clouds get together. This happens when the ice and water particles in a cloud collide with each other. The negative atoms on the bottom of the cloud go looking for the positive atoms on the top of the cloud. When they get together KA-BOOM! When a cloud is very densely packed they’re often referred to as a thundercloud. When the upper surface of the cloud drops to the ground, the electrical charge below is neutralized and released. The cloud continues to form and then breaks into pieces. The collision happens at very high altitudes where electrons and other particles move at nearly the speed of light.
There are about 240,000 Lightning strikes the ground every year
It is estimated that a bolt can contain up to one billion volts
The average duration for a bolt of lightning is about 30 microseconds
100 strike Earth’s surface every single second
If you hear thunder, it a good chance that lightning is nearby.
Lightning is HOT! A flash of lightning has a temperature of about 40,000 degrees F. That’s hotter than the surface of the sun!
What is a tornado? A tornado is a rapidly spinning tube of air that touches both the ground and a cloud above. Tornadoes are sometimes called twisters. Not all tornadoes are visible but their high wind speeds and rapid rotation often form a visible funnel of condensed water. The Fujita Scale is a common way of measuring the strength of tornadoes. The scale ranges from F0 tornadoes that cause minimal damage through to F5. Most tornadoes have wind speeds less than 100 miles per hour. Extreme tornadoes can reach wind speeds of over 300 miles per hour
What is a Hurricane
Hurricanes are giant tropical storms that produce heavy rainfall and super -strong winds.
Hurricanes form over warm ocean waters near the equator. The warm, moist air above the ocean surface rises, causing air from surrounding areas to be “sucked” in.
Hurricanes rotate around a circular center called the “ eye “, where it is generally calm with no clouds.
Most hurricanes occur harmlessly out at sea. However, when they move towards land they can be incredibly dangerous and cause serious damage.
The strong spiraling winds of a hurricane can reach speeds of up to 320kmph – strong enough to rip up entire trees and destroy buildings!
In the southern hemisphere, hurricanes rotate in a clockwise direction, and in the northern hemisphere they rotate in an anti-clockwise direction. …
When a hurricane reaches land it often produces a “ storm surge “.
Hurricanes are also called cyclones and typhoons, depending on where they occur.
The largest hurricane on record is Typhoon Tip, which occurred in 1979 in the northwest Pacific.
Hurricanes are given names by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) so that they can be distinguished.
I hope you enjoy our Weather Activity booklet. This booklet contains tracing, find the letters, color and trace, the seasons, adding counting, and crafts! Every day is an adventure with Scuba Jack, where learning is fun!
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