Use a great collection of resources (5 audio recordings, 2 Word™ documents, 4 PowerPoint™presentations with 44 slides, and 2 videos
) to create tools that show air moves and can be measured. Make a model of an anemometer and a barometer. I've included lots of support to make it easy to choose from a wind detector
, a pinwheel
, a wind vane
, a wind scale
, an anemometer
, and a barometer
to add to your weather unit.
Included with your purchase
• Directions for how to make the six different devices
using simple materials*
for posting air pressure, wind direction, and wind speed in English and Spanish
• Essay questions
about the barometer model saved with English
text and Spanish
text with suggested answers
• The essay questions have been saved in Word™ documents
so you can change them to better fit your needs
• A student text
with three reading levels with English and two in Spanish
of the texts for students who struggle with reading
• PowerPoint™ presentations** to introduce wind tools
and spark a conversation, images of wind vanes
, images of anemometers
, and images of different kinds of barometers
• All images in the presentations are copyright free so you can use them in another context
• Two videos
that show how to create the barometer model and how use it to demonstrate a change in air pressure
• A web page
created just for this set of activities with links that clearly explains the science involved AND has many, many different extensions and resources for you to add to your science unit.
This product could be used in a unit that meets NGSS 3-ESS2-1♦.
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* Materials list: facial tissue, thread, drinking straws, milk cartons, a ping pong ball, small paper cups, toothpicks, a small jar, a balloon, a long toothpick or a skewer.
** Copyright free or Creative Commons Share Alike - Use as you like, just don't sell the images!!
Classroom supplies like a stapler, tape, a push pin, a pencil, a hole punch, an index card, and scissors.
♦ 3-ESS2-1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.