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How Many Puffs of Air? An elementary wind investigation

How Many Puffs of Air? An elementary wind investigation
How Many Puffs of Air? An elementary wind investigation
How Many Puffs of Air? An elementary wind investigation
How Many Puffs of Air? An elementary wind investigation
How Many Puffs of Air? An elementary wind investigation
How Many Puffs of Air? An elementary wind investigation
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This 7-page packet provides you with everything you need to conduct a wind investigation with elementary students.

Although this lesson hits several scientific reasoning standards, I mainly use it to teach my first graders these Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills:
- 1.5A: "Classify objects by observable properties of he materials from which they were made, such as larger or smaller, HEAVIER OR LIGHTER, shape, color, and texture." {Emphasis added by me to indicate how this lesson fits the TEK.}
- 1.8D: "Demonstrate that air is all around us and observe that wind is moving air."

This packet contains the following:
- an explanation of how to edit certain pages
- a 2-page, detailed lesson plan with a picture example
- a full-page, non-editable recording sheet {I chose the investigation materials for you}
- a full-page editable recording sheet {You can choose and type in your own investigation materials}
- a 1/2 page non-editable recording sheet {for use in a science notebook or just to save paper!}
- a 1/2 page editable recording sheet

The packet downloads as a zipped file, so please make sure you have the ability to unzip files before purchasing. After unzipping, the lesson plan and components will open in PowerPoint. As stated above, two pages are editable, while the rest are not.

Suggested items to use include:
-plastic spoon
-tissue
-piece of paper
-cube {commonly used as a math manipulative}
-button
-bead
-pencil
-craft puff {looks like a colored cotton ball}
-paper clip
-pipe cleaner
-crayon
-ping pong ball
-cardboard
-drinking straw
-teddy bear piece {commonly used as a math manipulative}
-fan {desktop or floor -- used as a demonstration to begin the lesson}
-tennis ball
-golf ball
-foam ball

I just use whatever materials I have in my classroom. If you don't have something listed above, substitute it for something you already have and use the editable recording sheet with students! Other items you could use are cotton balls, glue sticks, foam math manipulatives, marbles, balloons, Q-tip, beans, yarn, Styrofoam packing peanut, or anything else relatively light weight.
Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
55 minutes
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