Unit 1 - Measuring the Wind

  • Students in grade 2 had a unique opportunity to overcome a variety of different challenges in Unit 1. First, students had to design and test their own machine to measure the wind. Students loved building their own "windmeters." Next, we followed a teacher-guided build to create a working anemometer out of cups, straws, a pencil, and a thumbtack.
     Building our Windmeters Building!
    Students then measured and recorded the windiest spot around school. After that, students used Microsoft Excel to create a data chart and turn it into a bar graph. As a culminating experience, we built paper bag kites and flew them at our windiest spots. This was an amazing first unit for all our 2nd graders!