The Tornado Scientist

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Robin Tamamachi is a tornado scientist. That means she and her fellow scientists use tools to track storms that could produce tornadoes. When they find one, they gather as much information as possible so they can predict where a tornado will form in the future and how it will behave. Then, they can pass this knowledge along to people who live in areas that are prone to having strong tornadoes, such as Tornado Alley and Dixie Alley.

Tornado chasing is a dangerous occupation, but it is important because we need to more accurately predict severe weather events. It is also important for kids to learn about scientists in the field because it could inspire kids to choose to be scientists themselves in the future.

This book is interesting because it teaches us about the science of tornadoes, along with how dangerous and fascinating they can be. It is also full of pictures from real tornado-hunting adventures. I love that we got to see the real instruments like the Doppler radar that the scientists use. This was a cool book, and everyone should read it to be inspired or just to learn something amazing!


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Author Mary Kay Carson • Tom Uhlman, Photographer
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 80 pages
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2019-03-19
ISBN Elena - Age 10
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Issue May 2019
Category Tweens
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