We have been making our own Anemometer!
Our home schooled children aged 5-6 have been having fun in their scientific craft / experiment -by making their own anemometer (wind gauge) out of paper cups and pencils, and them learning how to measure the wind speed. The hands-on activity has demonstrated to our little learners that you cannot see the wind, but you can see it move things and see if the wind is moving fast, slow, or not at all. By making the wind gauge the children now show a good understanding of how a real anemometer works! Cup anemometers are simple instruments used by meteorologists to measure wind speed.