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Wind Speed and Direction Weather Lesson | Paper and Digital

Wind Speed and Direction Weather Lesson | Paper and Digital

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Your students will learn about how wind. They will learn about tools to measure wind speed and direction and apply the information to prepare an imaginary emergency response plan. It only takes minutes to prep these activities.

This resource is part of our Weather Unit, but we have better aligned resources for Alberta teachers below.

This engaging resource includes:

  • detailed lesson plan with tasks for direct teaching, guided practice, reading passages, drawing, independent practice, extension activities and opportunities to differentiate for your students.
  • basic background information for teachers and students about wind speed and direction and how they are measured.
  • scales of wind: Beaufort Scale, Douglas Sea Scale, Fujita Scale.
  • wind measuring instruments for speed and direction: wind vane, wind sock, anemometer.
  • student pages and templates.
  • answer keys and suggested answers.
  • photographs of student examples.
  • a critical thinking task to practice what students have learned.
  • a scoring guide for the critical thinking task.
  • a digital version with loose text that can be read by assistive technology.
  • metric and customary measurements.
  • Canadian/British and American spellings.
  • a digital version of all the student pages that use Google Slides. You must download the PDF file and use the access link in the file to get your digital copy.
  • an alignment guide for Alberta Outcomes.

These lessons align with:

  • Alberta Science Curriculum © 2022 Grade 5 (new outcomes)

These lessons support:

  • any unit about weather.

Do you teach science in Alberta? We have science units for you!

                                                                                              Ninja Note: To access the digital version, download the PDF and use the link in that file. 

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