PostedFriday, June 3, 2022 at 12:26 PM
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We have all felt a breeze on our skin or watched trees dance in the wind. But what causes wind, and how does its intensity change from one day to the next?
Air in motion, which we commonly refer to as wind, is created by the sun’s uneven heating of the Earth. Air is made up of a variety of gases. The most common gas molecules found in the air are nitrogen (N2), oxygen (O2), and argon (Ar).
When air warms, the air molecules gain energy, move farther apart from one another, and the air expands. As the air expands, it becomes less dense and rises. When air cools, the gas molecules lose energy and move closer to one another. This condensation of air causes it to become denser and sink.
Note: Adult supervision is advised for this experiment.
Consider the following questions to make conclusions about how wind works based on the results of this simple yet effective STEM activity.
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