Materials One drawing compass A poster board square 6x6 inches Scissors Marking pen Transparent tape 12 inch piece of thread Ping-pong ball
Steps of Investigation First use the compass to draw a curved line connecting 2 diagonal corners of the piece of poster board Cut along the curved line and keep the cone-shaped piece of paper Lay the paper on a table with one straight edge at the top and the other straight edge to the right Prepare a scale on the curved edge of the paper by using the ruler and pen to make nine evenly spaced sections along the curved edge. Number them starting with zero Draw an arrow along the top edge pointing toward the corner of the paper turn the ruler over and tape the paper to the top edge of the ruler
Steps of Investigation continued Tape one end to the ping pong ball Tape the other end of the thread near the corner of the paper. The thread should hang so that it crosses the zero mark on the paper Stand out side on a windy area. Hold the ruler and point the arrow in the direction of the wind Observe where the string crosses the paper scale
Results: It was found out that the higher the number was on the instrument, the faster the wind was blowing. A stronger wind makes the ball on the anemometer move up the scale to a larger number. Speed in mph
Results The first day the wind speed was 0 mph the second day the wind speed was 1 mph The last day the wind speed was .5 mph
What is wind?Wind is air in motion. It is produced by the uneven heating of the earth’s surface by the sun. Since the earth’s surface is made of various land and water formations, it absorbs the sun’s radiation unevenly. Two factors are necessary to specify wind: speed and direction.
An anemometer is an instrument that measures wind speed.
It is usually made of several small cups attached to a vertical shaft. This is called a cup anemometer. As wind causes the cups and shaft to turn, the speed of turning can be used to calculate wind speed. This can be shown as a numerical readout.
The meteorologist uses this instrument to find out how fast the wind is blowing.
What is the jet stream?The jet stream is a fast flowing, river of air found in the atmosphere at around 12 km above the surface of the Earth just under the troposphere. They form at the boundaries of adjacent air masses with significant differences in temperature, such as of the polar region and the warmer air to the south. Because of the effect of the Earth's rotation the streams flow west to east, propagating in a serpentine or wave-like manner at lower speeds than that of the actual wind within the flow.
What we learned about God in our study The speed of wind can be measured but God’s power can never be measured!