Guided Reading Level: WGrade Level Equivalent: 6
A 2018 Best STEM Book K-12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council)All hurricanes are made of air, water and energy; How Could We Harness a Hurricane? explores how humankind may be able to channel those elements for helpful purposes. Scientists and engineers have yet to design a way to weaken or steer a hurricane. Thas doesn’t mean they haven’t been thinking about how it could work, though! How Could We Harness a Hurricane? and legendary science author Vicki Cobb are here to tell that story. Vicki clearly explains air pressure, energy, and wind to show you how hurricanes are formed. And like Vicki's other award-winning titles, this book leads youngsters to learn by asking questions. How Can We Harness A Hurricane? offers questions and provides new points of view that may just change peoples' thinking. It shows kids the work scientists and engineers are doing to avoid future disasters. More importantly, Vicki Cobb shares hands-on experiments that make science fun, be it at home or in the classroom.
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.