Children's Book Author Mike Graf

Picture: Cloud Kit Package Cover: Earth Science Writing Styles Photo Prompts  Picture: Precipitation Lab

Science Kits

My fascination with weather extends beyond my days as a TV weathercaster.

I have written and developed a number of weather based science kits, as well as other teacher science projects for educational curriculum companies.  Science Kits & Boreal Labs, Delta Education, Highsmith, and Evan-Moor to name a few.  In addition to science kits, I have several books available on weather, including teacher resource guides. 

Happy weather watching !


Picture: Weather StationWeather Lab Kit
Complete Weather Station

This new and improved, self-contained weather station features post and post spike for easy installation. The lock and key instrument box is double roofed with latticed sides for circulation. Instrument panel includes the barometer, sling psychrometer, dial min/max thermometer and hand held pocket anemometer. A windsock with swivel dowel, rain gauge, liquid filled compass and clip board complete the station.

Both instrument and assembly instructions are included. Some assembly required. Instructions included. Size: station: 33 cm W x 33cm H x 20cm H; post: 10cm x 10cm x 1.22m. Grades K12.

Available through Ward's Science

Picture: Cloud KitNew Science Kit - Cloud Kit

Science Kit developed the Cloud Kit with Mike Graf.  The kit includes two sets of lesson plans and student activities geared to Pre-K - 3rd grade and 4th grade - 8th grade. Also Included is a color-coded cloud identification chart and Daily Cloud Chart.

Manufactured by Science Kit & Boreal Laboratories

Picture: Precipitation LabPrecipitation Lab

Appropriate for Grades Pre-K-8th.
Your students will be able to understand the water cycle, list different forms of precipitation and their symbols, observe annual rainfall totals in major cities, read and set up the included rain gauge, read and record rainfall data on the included weather chart, graph rainfall data - and have FUN while they are doing it! Two levels of instructions included for pre-k-2nd grade and 3rd-8th grade.

Manufactured by Science Kit & Boreal Laboratories

Earth, Life, and Physical Science:
Writing Styles Photo Prompts
(Grades 4+)Package Cover: Earth Science Writing Styles Photo Prompts

Students will develop a deeper understanding of core science topics through reading and writing exercises that make connections to real life.  As they explore a variety of topics and writing styles, students' writing and higher-level thinking skills improve.  Student writing samples provide an authentic assessment of topic comprehension.

  Students maximize learning by reading, writing, and reflecting on core science topics
  Each card features a high-interest photograph, an informational paragraph, and two writing prompts
  Prompts cover four different writing styles: expository, descriptive, narrative, persuasive
  Great for centers, test practice, individual and group writing activities, and classroom discussions

32 cards in each set, Published by Highsmith Inc.
Order # EP3703 (Earth Science), # EP3701 (Life Science), # EP3705 (Physical Science)


Book Cover: Water World Teacher GuideEarth Works and Water World: Science in a Nutshell Teacher Guides  (Grades 3-6)

In Earth Works, learn about the many landforms of Earth and the forces that affect their changing shapes.

In Water World, learn about the Earth's water, what lives in water, its properties, and its cyclical characteristics.

These guides help to create easy-to-manage science class units by providing:

Science background information
Teaching tips and management suggestions
Strong assessment features including ongoing and pre- and post-Cluster assessments
Blackline masters for Student Activity Guides and journals

Co-authored, these guides are written as enhancements to the Earth Works and Water World: Science in a Nutshell Cluster Kits, which are thematic science units that include materials and activities.

240 pages,  Published by Delta Education
Earth Works Teacher Guide ISBN 0-87504-390-9, Water World Teacher Guide ISBN 1-58356-350-4

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