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Third graders measure wind direction. For this weather lesson, 3rd graders build a weather vane from a straw, skewer, spool, and flag. Students measure wind direction using their weather vane.
Students construct a weather vane using their knowledge of some geometric shapes. In this weather lesson, students work in pairs to create a weather vane in order to measure wind direction. Students follow precise directions to ensure that the construction of their weather vane is correct. 
Students study wind and how it affects weather. They perform experiments to show how wind moves things, and they make a weather vane to determine wind direction.
Learners identify the wind direction. In this weather lesson, students use a weather vane to find the wind direction. Learners complete a worksheet.
Students conduct an experiment to show that air is all around us and that wind is the movement of air. They construct a weather vane to determine which direction the wind is blowing.
Students identify the three ingredients of weather.. They create weather vanes, thermometers, and rain gauges.
Students complete activities to study wind direction. In this wind study lesson, students take wind measurements on a regular basis using weather vanes and nephoscopes. Students chart their observations.
Students fly plastic kites in order to study wind. They decide on the wind direction by observing the leaves on the trees or by looking at a weather vane. They work in pairs to fly the kite using the proper wind direction in order to catch the wind before completing a worksheet.
Students observe weather vanes and explore their purpose and history and create a miniature weather vane from cardboard or wood.
Students create replicas of Folk Art Weather Vanes using farm animal outlines, cardboard or wood, paints, and staining techniques. Emphasis is placed on the appreciation of folk art, the history of the weather vane, and creativity.
Students design and build a weather vane. They analyze all the parts needed and assemble them together for the project. Students work in a team to complete this assignment. This project should be performed under adult supervision.
Introduce the idea of wind power. Have your class make a simple weather vane with a plastic straw, tape, a pencil, and other items found in your class. This film could be used to explore wind power and alternative energy sources.
Fourth graders study the basic meteorological instruments (thermometer, barometer, weather vane, anemometer, and rain gauge). They explore how they are used, data that can be collected from them, and why records of the data are kept.
Students examine the different types of wind patterns. Using common materials, they construct weather vanes to measure and record wind direction over a two-week period. After analyzing the data, they draw conclusions about the prvailing winds in their region.
Students discover how wind is created on earth: changes in temperatures and air pressure. They list good and bad effects of the wind and make a weather vane and practice using it for 2 weeks.
Students determine what an anemometer is and how it measures wind speed. They decide on a place to put a wind turbine by using an anemometer. They examine the role that engineers play when using wind speed to determine a place for wind turbines.
Students conduct an experiment. In this wind measurement lesson, students learn about instruments that measure the wind and then make a weather vane. Students record wind speed over a few days.
Fourth graders predict the weather for their area using simple weather instruments. They take readings for a month during a season and graph their results. Students describe weather patterns based on their data and predict future weather patterns.
In this science learning exercise, 3rd graders answer multiple choice questions about measurement, plants, water, fossils, and more. Students complete 25 questions.
Students construct a wind vane while learning the functionality of its parts and the effects that wind has on the weather. They study the four directions and indicate them by looking at their wind vanes.

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