Gather a variety of common classroom objects that may or may not blow away on a windy day. Place the objects on your floor along with a chart labeled as shown. Have youngsters predict which items will or will not take flight in the wind by placing them on the chart. Then take the objects outside on a windy day and place them on a flat surface. Have students observe the objects to determine whether their predictions were correct.
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The earliest recorded use of a weathervane was in Athens, Greece, in 48 B.C. In the more than 2,000 years since, it has become the friend of farmers and weather enthusiasts everywhere. Weathervanes are used to predict the weather based on the direction the wind blows, and they are easy to read and use. They continue to be popular in rural areas,...
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