Building a Working Wind Vane

2nd grade STEAM Activity

The challenge... do you dare to accept it?!

After learning about weather, the students were challenged to create a working wind vane.

Materials - Attempt #1

The students were only able to use cardboard, tape, one straw, one pencil, and one push pin.

Will it work? Can it accurately show the direction of the wind?

Test

The students tested their wind vanes by using a fan.

Create - did your plan work?

Test 1
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Room from improvement

After testing each wind vane, the students reflected on what worked and what did not work. The students learned that all great ideas can be improved. After some brainstorming, they went back to work.

Materials- Attempt #2

The students were only able to use cardboard, tape, one straw, one pencil, one push pin, AND a hot glue gun (students determined that the tape was not strong enough to support the pencil).