I will introduce
this lesson by reading the story 'The Wind blew'. I will ask the
children: What is the wind? (Moving air). Can we see it? We will
recall 'Air is all around us' from lesson 1.
engage in a series of mini experiments to let the children experience
(1) I will
show the children a kite - how does it fly? i.e. moving air.
a plastic bag a child can catch some air in the bag by running along
and then tying a knot in the bag.
will be given cardboard to flap and thus feel moving air.
race will be set up using cardboard to move pieces of paper. Four
children at a time using a tabletop.
of warm air will be shown by creating paper snakes on strings to
hang over the radiator. Why do the snakes move? i.e. heated air
will be used to show the effects of wind. 'Smudge the Scientist'
- Weather Section. This shows the effect of wind on trees, (blowing
leaves off etc).
can record their findings pictorially. The digital camera will be
used to record various stages of the lesson.