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Can Lightning Strike the Same Place Twice?: And Other Questions about Earth, Weather, and the Environment (Is That a Fact?)

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This book explores whether there's a factual basis for common sayings about the planet Earth. Readers will find out whether no two snowflakes are alike, whether you can dig a hole from one side of the Earth to another. They'll also learn fun facts about Earth through entertaining sidebars that appear throughout the book
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Lerner Publications (first published January 1st 2010)
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528_Mary F.
Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: info-biography
In this book by Joanne Mattern, questions are answered about Earth, weather, and the environment. Clever kids with a need to know cool facts and trivia will love this book. This book boasts real photographs and a variety of fonts and print to provide an exciting format for kids.

"Did you know? Thundertorms are most likely to occur in the spring and summer, but they can also happen during snowstorms!"

"Is it true that you can tell what the temperature is by counting a cricket's chirps?"


Sebah Al-Ali
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- A ring around the moon means it'll rain/snow.
"The ring you sometimes see around the moon is not a real ring, like the ones around the planet Saturn. It is caused by moonlight shining on a type of cloud called cirrostratus.
Cirrostratus clouds form very high in the atmosphere. These clouds contain ice crystals. As rays of light from the moon pass through the crystals, the rays bend at a sharp angle. From Earth, it looks as if there is
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: older children and parents reading with them
Our girls have enjoyed bringing home many different nonfiction books from their elementary school library. The titles are interesting and the narratives, illustrations and photographs, and overall layout of the books makes them just beg to be read. The fact that many of the books have information presented on just one or two pages per topic limits the amount of detail, so the books are not boring, and children (and the adults reading with them) are bound to learn.

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This cross over area could easily be used in science as an investigatable question, how does or what causes lightning to strike twice in one place. It can also be for history, how often does lightning strike in one place or how often are forest fires good, or how many have their been?
Remembering- where is lightning likely to strike more than one time in the same place?
Understanding- What was the main idea or purpose of this book?
Applying- Take a scenario from the book and explain what you would
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Mattern is the author of many books for children. Her favorite topics include animals, biography, and history. She lives in the Hudson Valley of New York State.
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