Wind Science Activities


Wind Science Activities

Wind Science Activities

Wind Science Activities for preschoolers through second grade.


In introducing the “spring winds” theme to my 3-yo’s, I show an empty plastic trash bag, then fill it with air and hold the top shut. What’s in the bag? It’s interesting to hear the children’s ideas. We talk briefly about air, and then I introduce the concept that wind is air that is moving. What are ways you can make the air around you move? The children offer their ideas and we go from there. At least one of them usually comes up with blowing air with their mouths. I offer straws and hand-held fans as ways to propel cotton balls across the table. I introduce a blow-dryer (used *only* with direct supervision and on the cool setting) as another source of “wind”. Which method makes the cotton balls move the fastest?


Take things from around your classroom-a pair of scissors, a pencil, a marker, a cotton ball, a paper clip, etc… (Choose light/heavy things) Let the children see which objects can be moved by blowing on them. Have them predict first, then experiment by blowing, then recording their finds. I recorded all this on a big poster board.


Wind Science Activities

Wind Science Activities for preschoolers through second grade.

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