Make a Wind Vane

Wind Vane

The wind speed is something that affects us knowing or unknowingly ranging from a wind farm, forest fire and even for weather forecast. Let us find out as to how we could make a wind vane to find wind direction as it would come handy in weather predictions and monitoring.

Things needed

  • Straw

  • Pin

  • Skewer

  • Marker

  • Scissors

  • Food container lid

How to Make

  1. Sketch a triangle on the container lid with a marker and cut the paper piece out. Afterwards cut out a rectangle from the container lid .

  2. Make an opening at the end of the straw on both sides and attach the triangle on one side and rectangle on the other side.

  3. Insert a pin in the middle of the straw and to the right end of the skewer. Your wind vane is ready to use.

  4. Keep the wind vane in an open area where it is easy to view from the inside so that you could tell the wind direction easily without having to come outside.

What happens next:

To make an accurate prediction of the weather, it would be ideal that you should keep the rain forecast and atmospheric pressure besides the wind speed and direction.

The Projects mentioned above would have shown the bright and interactive side of science which are not yet noticed by people but highly beneficial for students in particular. Implementing such projects in schools  and doing them at home would make children interested and fascinated in knowing about science subjects in a better manner over the years to come.


Practise This Question

Choose the correct sequence of events when plasmodium undergoes multiple fission:

A. Fission is sparked when unfavorable conditions prevail
B. Multiple nuclei form from the nucleus
C. Cyst formation occurs
D. Cyst breaks to give new organisms