Gr. 9; Gr. 10; Gr. 11; Gr. 12; Gr. Secondary
Activities and Labs
Environmental science--Experiments; Ecology--Experiments; Atmospheric physics--Experiments;
Objective: Students will be able to explain the direction the wind is blowing by observing a wind vane and applying this knowledge to the use of real time weather data about wind.
National Science Education Standards: All students should develop an understanding of: properties of objects and materials, position and motion of objects, properties of earth materials,and changes in earth and sky.
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STORM Project, "Which Way Does the Wind Blow?" (2007). Open Educational Resources. 27.
Note to the teachers: The following level 1 weather activities need to be done sequentially as each lesson builds on concepts learned in previous lessons. If your students have a good understanding of Fahrenheit and Celsius temperatures, you might consider bypassing the first two activities and begin with Activity 3-Patterns of Temperature.
Level 1 Weather Activities: