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Preschool Science Activity-Make A Wind Guage at Home

wind guage Enjoy the breezy summer days in Colorado Springs with a beautiful home made wind gauge. This wonderful preschool science activity is open ended and tons of fun. Questions to ask:

  • What is wind?
  • How do we know it is windy?
  • Can you feel wind?
  • Can you see wind?

A wind gauge can help the children “see” the wind. To make a gauge with the children, you will need:

  • Scissors
  • String
  • Tape
  • A low tree branch (A yard stick, broom handle or the bar of a jungle gym will also work)
  • Heavy and light things: paper, foil, plastic lid, washer, marker, paper clip, shell, CD, etc.
  1. Display objects and discuss which ones are heavy and which ones are light.
  2. Help children cut off a section of string about a foot long.
  3. Each child may choose an object and use the tape to attach the yarn to the object.
  4. Help children tie the other end of the string to the tree branch or jungle gym so that the objects hang down. (If using a broom handle or stick, find a place outside to balance the stick horizontally).
  5. Ask children to observe the wind gauge. Is the wind blowing? How can they tell? Which items move and which are stationary? Which items move the farthest?

Don’t forget to take a picture of your creation and post it to our Facebook page!