ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Cat in the Hat, with the help of Thing One and
Thing Two, takes Dick and Sally around the world
to check out all kinds of weather. They learn about
meteorologists, weather balloons, and thermometers.
They study the water cycle. They learn about rain,
sleet, snow, and clouds. They go from the North
Pole to a tropical jungle and back home again.
SUGGESTED ACTIVITIESACTIVITY: Making RainOBJECTIVE:
Students will be able to observe
how water turns to steam and then back to
water in the form of rain. They will be able
to illustrate the water cycle.MATERIALS:
books about the weather cycle, electric teapot,
large metal pan lid, paper, crayonsDIRECTIONS:
1) Fill an electric teapot with water and heat.
2) The teacher will hold the lid over the steam that comes from
3) Point out to students that as the steam rises and hits the lid it
will condense and form water drops. These drops of water will
then fall like rain.
4) Using other books and resources about the water cycle, have
students write a description of the process and make their own
illustrations. Download a PDF of the Teacher's Guide