25 Ways to Study the Wind

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

25 Ways to Study the Wind

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In the spring and in the autumn, the weather gets gusty. Take advantage of all that wind to experiment with some wind based science projects. Here are 25 ways you can look at the wind with your children. Take one or two from each category, and you will have a nice wind science unit!

25 ways to study the wind - so many creative kids activities and science experiments for kids from toddler, preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade to learn about and explore the wind. Perfect for spring and summer.


Wind Science Experiments

Observing the Wind


Studying the wind can be as simple as going out to blow bubbles (our giant bubble solution), or you can take the time to measure its strength, speed and direction with one of these fun projects. Observation is the most basic and important science skill, and it's always best to start with nature.

measure wind science experiment



Demonstrations about where wind comes from

We don't know exactly what causes and controls the wind, but we have figured out some of the factors.  Here are some fun demonstrations that show what influences wind production.

Demonstration-experiment-wind-cause




Fly a Kite!


I love these discussion questions for while you are flying your kites! from KCedventures, and I found to perfect options for making your own kites.

Kite-Wind-Science




Make a Windsock!

wind-sock--science

You can keep an eye on the weather in your yard all day with one of these beautiful windsocks.  Consider asking your children to write a journal describing the actions of the windsock.



Engineer a Vehicle!

wind-vehicle-engineering

Take your learning one more step and harness the wind's energy for your own engineering project. Ask for a scale drawing to incorporate some math. Here are some fun wind engineering projects to try.



More Fun Wind Projects!

Fun-wind-activities-experiment

These didn't fit a category, but they would make great summative projects for your wind unit!




Read and Do a Project!



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It was fun finding all these great wind projects. I'm looking forward to trying out a few new things with my own kids. I hope you have fun putting together your wind study this season!




Christy McGuire is a former AP physics teacher, and current mother of 4. She and her children enjoy exploring science and math together. Head over to Thriving STEM to find more science, technology, engineering and math ideas to use with your kids.  Follow along on FacebookInstagramPinterest, and Twitter.





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