Analyzing Windspeed With Anemometers Students build anemometers from everyday objects and use them to measure wind speed. Then, they add a motor to their model to simulate wind speeds around the world using a customized Excel workbook.

Analyzing Windspeed With Anemometers

Students build anemometers from everyday objects and use them to measure wind speed. Then, they add a motor to their model to simulate wind speeds around the world using a customized Excel workbook.

Lesson Basics

Takes 1 to 2 weeks of classroom time

Costs approximately $2.00 to 5.00 USD per student, excluding tools and microcontroller

Meets middle school science, technology, engineering and math standards (STEM)

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What you'll need

The Anemometer instruction guide showing some of the steps on how to create the Anemometer.

Instructions


A step-by-step guide for building a two-way Anemometer. Includes templates, a list of things you need and detailed instructions.


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The Anemometer Excel workbook being used alongside the Anemometer.

Customized Excel Workbook


A customized Excel workbook that visualizes real-time wind speed data. Requires the Project Córdoba add-in listed below.


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Required materials such as a paper cup, scissors, Glue gun, pencil etc.

Materials List


A spreadsheet with links to online resources to help you bring these projects to your classroom.


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An Arduino Uno microcontroller alongside a circular LED light panel.

Code for the Project


Pre-built code for your microcontroller to help you and your students visualize live data.


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