We are in the final couple weeks of our weather unit and today we talked about wind. We talked about how you can’t see it but you can feel it. You see what it does when it moves and bends things. We went outside and observed what the wind was doing to the objects around us. Then we talked about how we can make our own wind. We talked about how fans make wind. Then we asked if they knew how they could make their own wind. After lots of guessing, one child finally yelled, “When we blow!” Bingo!
So next we gathered 10 objects from around the room – things like a feather, a crayon, a block, a piece of yarn, ect. and asked the children to predict what would happen if they blew them. Would these objects move in the “wind”? After writing down their predictions, we tested their theories by having them take turns blowing the objects to see what happened! Most of the predictions were right and the children were super excited! We posted the chart of predictions and outcomes on the wall for parents and the children to look over. The rest of the morning they were blowing things to see if the wind could move them! What fun!