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How Wind Works

Lesson Description:
HowWindWorks Students will be able to:
  • describe air as a mixture of invisible gases that surrounds us.
  • identify wind as air that is in motion.
  • explain that the sun supplies heat and light to the earth.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge

Time Needed:
50 minutes
Standards Addressed:
  • science standard 9: understand the sources and properties of energy.
    • benchmark # 1: know that the sun supplies heat and light to the earth.
  • science standard 10: understand force and motion.
    •  benchmark # 1: know the effects of forces (e.g., wind) in nature.

- language arts standard 6: use reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of literary text.
- benchmark # 1: use reading skills and strategies to understand a variety of familiar literary passages and texts (e.g., picture books, predictable books).
- benchmark # 5: relate stories to personal experiences.
Materials Needed:
  • writing and drawing instruments
  • paper
  • a copy or multiple copies of "i face the wind" by vicki cobb
  • "how wind works"

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (gef)
Contact Email:
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf How Wind Works.pdf
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf HowWindWorks.pdf
Located in: Language Arts | Science

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