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All About Wind – Instructional Slide Deck

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Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 4

Investigate the importance of wind and how it is measured with this 14-slide instructional slide deck.

How Do You Measure Wind Speed and Direction?

If you are looking for an anchor lesson when studying wind and weather-related tools in your science class, you have come to the right place! We’ve put together an amazing instructional slide deck to help you teach your students about wind. At the conclusion of this presentation, students will have an opportunity to show what they know by answering a variety of questions.

Through this presentation, students will learn about

  • The definition of wind
  • Why it is important
  • Tools used to measure wind speed and direction

This will help students gain an understanding of what is needed when measuring weather changes in different locations.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your weather lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this instructional slide deck to enhance learning through guided science groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need support understanding the concepts by completing the instructional slides, in short, 10-15 minute “chunks” to allow for processing. Additionally, work with students to complete a graphic organizer to show different types of tools and their uses.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage students who need a bit of a challenge to create an infographic or poster showing information they learned from the lesson.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the Download button to access this resource’s editable Google Slides version.


This resource was created by Melissa McLaren, a teacher in Massachusetts and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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