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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.
Third graders make predictions about weather and utilize weather instruments and weather reports. They match weather components with weather instruments, and demonstrate how to read a thermometer. Students also construct and use a wind vane and read and summarize weather reports.
Students build set of weather instruments (anemometer, wind vane, and rain gauge) and use them to collect weather data over a period of two weeks. They compare the data collected form the home-made instruments to commercially-made models.
Students measure the direction of the wind. For this Science lesson, students make their own wind vane. Students discuss the importance of wind direction and speed.
Students, 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.
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.
Ever wonder how scientists measure shifts in weather? Share the answer to this question with a clearly organized slide show depicting various weather tools. Included are images and definitions for a barometer, thermometer, rain gauge, and wind vane. Tip: If possible bring in examples of each tool and have students investigate them. See if they can figure out what each tool does and how it measures aspects of weather.
Third graders construct a wind vane to determine the direction of the wind. They place the wind vane outside to locate and label North.
Young scholars make a wind vane, anemometer, wind spiral, and wind streamer to calculate wind movement. In this wind lesson plan, students test each of their wind instruments, and graph the results of the wind speed in different locations.
Third graders practice making predictions about weather from conditions they observe on weather instruments and weather reports. Learners are introduced to the most basic weather reporting instruments: the thermometer, the wind vane, the anemometer, the barometer, and the rain gauge. An excellent hands-on activity is embedded in the plan, along with terrific activities.
In this wind vane worksheet, students follow directions to use a straw, index card, tape, and a pin to make a wind vane. Students follow 4 sets of directions.
Students construct wind vanes, and predict which way the wind is blowing by looking at the direction the arrow of their wind vane is pointing.
Students build a working weather station. In this weather forecasting lesson, students build a working weather station and collect data over the course of a week. Students also collect actual weather data from newspapers or online resources to compare with their findings.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Young scholars explore the ways that engineers study and harness the wind. They study the different kinds of winds and how to measure wind direction. In addition, students learn how air pressure creates winds and how engineers build and test wind turbines to harness energy from wind. Excellent extension activities imbedded in this plan show young scholars how to make a wind vane and a wind turbine.
Second graders analyze the effects of sunlight on a glass of water by using the thermometer to measure its temperature. They predict and measure the difference between water outside in the sun and shade and inside. They role-play a game with weather clothing.
Students work in cooperative groups to create a working weather station. Tkey use the weather station to collect weather data over a one-week period. Students compare the data from their weather station to actual weather information from newspapers or online sources.
Fourth graders collect, record and analyze data using simple weather instruments or use weather resources to comprehend weather. They comprehend that scientists are very important people in today's world. Pupils look at cloud types to predict the weather conditions.
Fourth graders collect, record, and analyze data using simple weather instruments and a variety of weather resources to investigate weather. They observe the teacher demonstrate how a rain gauge functions, record the weather for five days, and predict weather predictions.

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