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Topics include:

  • Wind
    • What makes the wind blow
      • High and low pressure areas
    • The strength of the wind
      • Gentle breeze through to hurricanes
      • How to build shelters from the wind that don’t blow down
    • The sound of the wind
      • Wind in the trees
        • Wind is not made by trees – the trees are blown by the wind
    • Musical instruments that use wind
      • Whistles
      • Trumpets
      • Reed instruments like clarinets and oboes
    • The direction of the wind
  • Seasons
  • Clouds
    • Cumulus -heaped clouds with flat bases and castle-like tops
    • Cumulonimbus -anvil-topped cumulus bringing thunder and rain
    • Cirrus -white feathery lines or bands at great height
    • Stratus -layer clouds usually smooth and dark
  • Fog
  • Rain, hail, sleet and snow
  • Forecasting
    • Using the clouds to forecast
    • Using the wind to forecast

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WARNING Do not fly near overhead powerlines or during thunderstorms.
Not suitable for children under 36 months.

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The Weather Project

01308 456 274 kites@kitesforschools.co.uk

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