Today, in Year 2 we marked 'The Great Science Share' by becoming investigators. We wanted to know how we could measure the speed of wind. As a class, we came up with a variety of different ideas. One of our super scientists suggested that we let a feather go and see how far it travels... and that's just what we did!
The first thing we needed to find out was the direction in which the wind was travelling. We used a compass to find North which meant we could find South, East and West. Once we had done this, we let a feather go to find the direction of the wind. Then, we completed three fair tests and let the feather go, we timed how long it took before it hit the ground and measured the distance in which it travelled. To find the wind speed we divided the distance it travelled by the time it took.