Twirling in the Breeze

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Blow classes away with a hands-on lesson investigating wind speed. Learners use common materials to design and construct anemometers. They then test their anemometers and collect data on the wind speed created by a fan.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Convert the rotational speeds measured to linear speeds and compare with known weather data
  • After introducing the activity, challenge pupils to bring materials they think will add to the design of the anemometer
Classroom Considerations
  • Allow time to collect and prepare materials
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Pros
  • Allows individuals to use their own creativity
  • Makes connections to the environment and community
Cons
  • None