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Wind Tunnel Testing
One of the factors that automotive engineers must consider is wind drag. The less wind drag, the more efficient the car will be. They perform many tests in wind tunnels, then refine their designs and test again. Using simple materials, transform your middle and high schoolers into designers and engineers as they work together to create their own low-drag cars, then test them in a class wind tunnel.
5th - 12th Science 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
When the Wind Blows Lesson Plan
Learners read a book and observe the wind and how it affects the environment. They explore what wind does by looking at pictures, reading a book, and by completing an experiment. They will use their own knowledge of the wind and compare it with the new information they obtain.
1st - 3rd Science 10 Views 90 Downloads
Study Jams! Air Pressure & Wind
Blow your class away with a gust of humor as they watch this video about air pressure and wind. Along the way, they find that the density of air (as determined by temperature, altitude, and water vapor content) leads to air pressure differences.
5th - 8th Science 9 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
See The Wind!
Students learn about wind at different altitudes above the earth. In this wind lesson plan, students use kites or balloons with attached streamers to observe the wind speed, wind turbulence and shear at different elevations. Students complete an observations/data sheet and answer 7 questions about their results.
7th - 10th Science 8 Views 20 Downloads
A Letter to Amy Teaching Plan
Peter wants to send a special birthday party invitation to Amy, but a lot can happen between the front door and the mail box. Read the children's book A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats with your class to find out what happens, extending student learning with this series of supplemental activities.
Pre-K - 2nd Math 28 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Measuring the Wind in the School Yard
For this wind worksheet, students construct a wind speed and direction indicator. They calibrate it using a Beaufort wind scale and take at least five observations/measurements in the school yard. They answer questions about their results.
7th - 10th Science 4 Views 36 Downloads
The Work of Waves and Wind
This is not revolutionary, but it is informative. Earth science viewers in grades 7-12 get carried away with wave and wind erosion. They view diagrams of how waves impact ocean shorelines. They see examples of the different types of sand dunes and how they are formed.
7th - 12th Science 21 Views 60 Downloads
Deserts and Winds
Although the wind blows frequently in deserts and may even contribute to their existence, you may teach these two topics separately. Regardless, there are demonstrative photos and diagrams that support the explanations. Explore the formation and location of deserts with the first half of the slide show.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Study Jams! Weather & Climate
Introducing your class to weather concepts is a breeze with this fresh film! It differentiates between weather and climate, describes the factors that affect weather (temperature, air pressure and humidity), and displays Earth's climate zones.
3rd - 8th Science 11 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
My Weather Station
A printable weather station that will blow you away, this includes tools that little meteorologists can use to display their observations of daily weather conditions. There is a gauge where they can slide a pointer to show the precipitation, a general thermometer where they designate observations of the air temperature, a slider to show wind conditions, and two spaces for them to enter other descriptive words.
K - 3rd Science 8 Views 3 Downloads
Incredibly informative, but overly wordy, this PowerPoint walks viewers through the process of wind erosion, attempts to arrest crop-driven loss of topsoil, and the different types of wind erosion. Have your earth science class read through the slides at home.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Wind Erosion And How We Can Prevent It
Fourth graders investigate wind erosion and how to prevent unwanted erosion. They define key vocabulary terms, create an interactive diorama that demonstrates how wind causes erosion and deposition of sand and soil, and watch a video.
4th Science 3 Views 45 Downloads
Operation Weather Station
Young scholars, in groups, build measuring instruments for a class weather station. They collect data using the instruments and actual data from a real weather station. They compare and contrast their data to that collected at a real weather station.
7th - 10th Science 4 Views 69 Downloads
How do we know so much about the weather? Young scientists will learn all about the various tools used to detect changes in daily weather patterns. Each slide contains illustrations and detailed descriptions of tools, such as a thermometer, a wind vane, and barometer.
3rd - 6th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads