Demonstrate understanding of wind speed and direction with this worksheet.
Learn About Wind Speed and Direction
Are your students learning about different weather tools that measure wind speed and direction in their science class? This worksheet can be used as a check for understanding tool with your weather unit.
This double-sided worksheet assesses student understanding of different wind measurement tools, such as a wind vane, anemometer, and wind sock. Students will be asked to determine which way the wind is coming from based on different wind vane images. Additionally, students will have to answer open-ended questions to explain their thought processes.
An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
- Guided science groups
- Lesson warm-up
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
If there are students looking for a bit of a challenge, encourage them to investigate the wind speed and direction in their city.
For students who may need a bit of support, invite them to reference previous assignments, posters, or anchor charts. Additionally, students can complete this worksheet in a 1-on-1 setting or with a small group.
🖨️ Easily Download & Print
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided.
Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
This resource was created by Melissa McLaren, a teacher in Massachusetts and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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