Windy Weather Projects Elementary Kit
Students learn about the wind, where it comes from, how it moves, and its patterns with wind power projects, then discuss findings with classmates for inquiry-based learning! During hands-on experiments, students estimate wind speed using the Beaufort scale, an observational system discovered by Francis Beaufort in 1805 and still widely used today. They'll also construct and take precise measurements with real-world meteorology equipment like the centuries-old wind vane and the anemometer, a device commonly found in most modern weather stations. When lessons conclude, students face off in an exciting kite-building contest, using trial and error to adjust and optimize their kites' performance. Kit includes full-color instructor's guide, reproducible student worksheets, and experiment materials for 24 students working in groups of 4. Full contents list below. Scissors, rulers, tape, kite fabric, and kite string required, not included. Recommended for Elementary.
CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not for under 3 yrs.
- Modeling Clay, 2 Ea
- Domestic Directional Compasses, 30 Ea
- Cardstock (67 lb thickness), 10 Ea
- #3 Pencils, 30 Ea
- Paper Plates (9" dia), 60 Ea
- Neon Straws, 120 Ea
- Paper Cups (2 oz), 160 Ea
- Straight Pins (Size 24), 120 Ea
- Hole Punch, 6 Ea
- Pushpins, 1 Ea
- Glue (4 oz), 2 Ea
- Kemtec Box (18¼"L x 11?"L x 3?"H), 1 Ea