7 Facts About Wind

7 facts about wind

We’re talking about weather in school right now and one of the things we’ll be spending some time on is wind. Just for fun, I put together a quick-fact sheet for my son so he can see different wind-related weather and how the storms are measured or categorized. Here’s the fact sheet in case you want to use it in your own studies: 7 Facts About Wind

In addition to our reading that I discussed in my previous post Wonderful Weather, I picked up the book Up in the Air by Wendy Madgwick from the library. It includes many wind and weather-related experiments to explore air and wind with balloons, bubbles, blocks and more. We’ll be learning about air pressure, compressed air, lift, and warm air versus cold air. Most of the experiments are easy, and require only a few materials. I’m excited to incorporate the activities into our week.

Finally, the website Weather Wiz Kids has a ton of great information, as well as links to lesson plans and other experiments you can do. From the home page, click on wind on the side bar and scroll to the bottom of the wind page to learn how to make a barometer, anemometer, windsock, pinwheel and other windy activities.

Here are some other fun books about weather that you might like:

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Wonderful Weather

wonderful weather

We just started our science unit about weather. I love learning about weather so I’m looking forward to this unit. Our Science Fusion program only dedicates 3 or 4 lessons to the topic though, so I’m using a few additional materials to go along with our learning. To kick off the unit, we used a science experiment from our Magic School Bus Slime & Polymer Lab to make snow. Always a fun start, right?

When I went to craft store the other day to pick up supplies for making soap (for our study of colonial days) I found this super cool weather station for only $9.99. I was worried that it was going to be cheap, but I got it anyway, and I am pleasantly surprised. Once you assemble it, you can screw it onto a soda bottle, and you can screw it right off if you need to change bottles or want to try to use it without a bottle. It has a thermometer, an anemometer, a wind vane, and a compass, and it took a hit from the soccer ball today and remains in tact. We drew a table in our science notebook and are recording our weather observations daily. Inside the included manual it also offers a few different suggestions for studies and experiments.

weather station

weather station

science notebook

 

We’ll also be using our weather book from Scholastic. It has a lot of weird and wild weather inside, plus it comes with online bonus content which my son loves.

scholastic weather

What kind of activities do you do for your weather studies?