Build an Anemometer

Build an Anemometer
Publication Date: December, 2005
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

This online resource gives details on how construct an anemometer.

It gives details on how students can create their own anemometers—instruments for measuring wind speed—using household items.

The students can then see how an anemometer measures wind speed by taking measurements at various school locations.

They can also learn about different types of anemometers, real-world applications for anemometers, and how wind speed information helps engineers decide where to place wind turbines.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 3 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships > ACSHE050