Dante, Alyssa and Caleb experimenting with different objects in front of the fan
Friday, September 16, 2011
In Honalee we conducted a great and very simple wind experiment that you can do at home with your family! All you need is a fan and various objects of different sizes and weights. Ask your child to make some predictions about which items they think will get blown by the wind (or fan). Then try it and see if their predictions were correct! The kids will have a great time watching the objects that fly around and the ones that just wiggle a little! Ask your child about why certain things were blown away and why others were not. Encourage them to see the similarities (weight, size, material, etc.) in the objects that get blown away and those that don't.