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Wind Vane Science Fair Project for KidsWind Vane Project

Knowing which way the wind is blowing is an important yet often overlooked piece of information. Wind plays a role in many things we do and youíll know thatís true if youíve ever biked into a strong head wind, seen a forest fire, visited a wind farm or tried to predict weather changes.

Be aware of the wind direction by making your own wind vane and add it to your set of weather monitoring and predicting tools.

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Make Your Own Weather Vane

What you'll need:

  • An icecream container lid (or an old food container lid)
  • Scissors or a craft knife (be careful and use adult help when necessary)
  • A marker (felt pen)
  • A skewer
  • A straw
  • A pin


  1. Trace a triangle onto the icecream container lid with the marker and cut it out. Repeat the process but this time trace and cut out a rectangle.
  2. Cut a slit in both ends of the straw and slide the triangle in one end and the rectangle in the other end and glue into place.
  3. Push a pin through the exact middle of the straw and then into the flat end of the skewer.
  4. Place it outside where you can easily see it from the inside and youíll be able to tell which direction the wind is blowing without even having to go outside.

What's next?

Combine your wind direction results with wind speed, air pressure and rain fall for a full weather report.

Which way is the wind going?

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