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Lesson Three – Wind Speed

This science teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to select and combine materials to build an anemometer that can be used to measure the strength of the wind. The children can identify the most effective materials to use when constructing the weather instrument.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to select and combine materials to build an anemometer that can be used to measure the strength of the wind

Learning Objectives

Select and use materials to match the intended outcome for a product. Use finishing techniques to strengthen and improve the appearance of their product.

Learning Outcomes

I can select and use materials to make a product to match specific criteria. I know how to strengthen a material to improve the finish of a product.

Wind Speed

Teaching sequence to help the children select and combine materials to build an anemometer that can be used to measure the strength of the wind

Anemometer

Display poster for whole class discussion to help the children describe materials that can be used to make a particular weather instrument

Material Choices

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify the most effective materials that can be used when making a weather instrument

Design Changes

Template to help the children select and record improvements to the design of a specific product to match the success criteria [enlarge to A3]

Wind Speed

Interactive activity to help the children select and combine materials to build an anemometer that can be used to measure the strength of the wind

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to select and combine materials to build an anemometer that can be used to measure the strength of the wind

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