What is Wind?

Engage creative minds with an exciting activity about the power of wind. Investigators participate in class discussions while viewing images and animations of air and wind. Scholars test the relationship between wind speed and an object's movement using paper strips and a building model constructed during the lesson.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have young engineers build an additional model using cardboard and conduct a second set of tests
  • Ask pupils to draw the building, adding arrows showing the wind direction
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires some set up and supplies before beginning
  • First wind simulation requires participants to breathe on paper strips; be sure to consider Covid-19 safety measures before proceeding
  • Fourth installment in a six-part series
Pros
  • Incorporates engineering for a multidisciplinary learning approach
  • Introduces young learners to the use of models in science
Cons
  • None
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