Nursery School Zlín

Wind – the Natural Element

Educational Objective:
To acquaint children with the power of natural elements

Motivation:
Once the Earth was very sad and therefore her friends – the Wind, Water and Fire came to her and told her: "Our dear Earth, don't be sad, we'll help you show the people how to take care of you and us as well. Then we'll all be happy, cheerful and contented. " The Earth has a very fast friend, she calls him the Wind. The Wind has very quick feet. He is a joker - sometimes he gently strokes the Earth, sometimes he messes her up and damages her, and sometimes he helps us, the people. Let's meet him now.

Activities and experiments in nature:

A workshop with parents:
• • • Pinwheels - from paper, from PET bottle - making pinwheels + experiment Blowing into paper balls using blades - making paper balls + experiment Wind power - flying the kite - making kites + experiment

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Throwing a parachute - making parachutes + experiment Physical game - “Playing the wind“ Wind energy
– Measuring the speed of the wind – How quickly a specially cut PET bottle turn – Throwing a straw into the air

Activities and experiments in the kindergarten: • • • • Blowing into paints - observing the direction Blowing into water - observing the waves Blowing into objects using a hairdryer Browsing encyclopedias - wind farms and mills yachts

Interviews using pictures: • Different types of winds - on the basis of temperature (mistral), on the basis of power (harmattan) • Hurricane, cyclone, typhoon - last up to 1 to 2 weeks, less damage in a vast area • • • • • Tornado - lasts 10 mins, but it is stronger and causes great damage Weak - air in the face, leaves rustling Fresh - clouds chasing across the sky, little trees bend, small ripples Strong - dark and stormy sky, big trees bend, hard to go against the wind Gale-force - the sky covered with clouds, large branches are being broken, chimneys and roofs may fall

Health and safety for us: when strong winds blow do not go into the forest, the danger of trees falling, do not to walk under the trees, stay safe at home, schools, kindergartens

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