Simple Anemometer

This Simple Anemometer activity & project also includes:

Measuring wind speed is difficult but with the right instrument, scientists are very accurate. In the activity, student groups use everyday household materials to build an anemometer to measure wind speed. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have a model already made for the class to examine while they build
Classroom Considerations

  • Build on a day when wind is forecasted so it is easier to collect data
Pros

  • Activity has five levels of inquiry at end
  • Resource includes two extension ideas at the end
  • All materials can be found at home
Cons

  • There are no critical thinking questions for individuals to address; the activity is to make an anemometer