Year 1

Lesson 5 • Is it windy?

Students identify and describe the impact of wind and test the level of wind in different parts of the school.

Any day outdoors

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Students will:

  • identify wind strength as an important characteristic of weather.
  • observe the effect of wind on different materials.
  • use a selection of materials to investigate wind around the school.
  • use a wind meter to observe the strength of the wind.


Students will represent their understanding as they:

  • discuss ideas and experiences of wind.
  • record and report on an investigation of the wind.
  • use language to make distinctions, speculate and question.