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25 Ways to Study the Wind

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 to Study 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.

Ways to Study the Wind

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.

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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.

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Make a Windsock!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares Kindergarten spedicif worksheets,& educational ideas.

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