Explore the science of wind with a timeless tool that's simple to make.
Engage your child in the science of meteorology. Following these directions to make a homemade weather vane that will monitor the wind direction:
Encourage your child to observe the wind vane several times a day and record the direction of the wind in her weather log. (Remember that the arrow points in the direction from which the wind is blowing from). As your child becomes more familiar with cardinal directions (North, South, East, West), introduce her to the ordinal directions (Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, Southwest) and have her practice reading more precise wind directions.