Wildfire Warning

Grade Levels: 6-8 | Duration: Lesson: 90 minutes; Unit: 150 minutes

Design a wind detection device, an anemometer, that could warn community members of the strength and direction of high winds during a wildfire.
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Lesson Plan PDF

Unit

 

Grade Levels: 6-9

Duration: Lesson: 90 minutes; Unit: 150 minutes

Concepts/Skills: Wind energy, natural hazards, anemometer, wildfires

Objectives: Students will:

  • Build a device to measure the direction and strength of the wind.
  • Evaluate how the materials used affect design function.
  • Use data to determine the success of a design.