Ages 6 to 10 years. This is an exciting book that introduces kids to the kinds of storms that take place each year. Large, full-colour images of storms such as hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and blizzards accompany clear explanations of how different storms develop and the kinds of effects these storms have on the lives of people and animals. Kids will also learn about storm safety and ways they can help their families be prepared. Changing Weather: Storms provides detailed information on: Three important elements of most storms: clouds, precipitation, and wind; The water cycle and its part in the development of storms; The role of updrafts and downdrafts in the creation of thunderstorms and many other storms; The ways in which meteorologists study storms and how their knowledge can help save lives.