Reflection: Modeling Where'd the Wind Come From? - Section 3: Explain

 

Young children are visual learners, like the majority of us humans, just a little more so. They need to be visually engaged in order to absorb most new information. That is why I chose to show the Bill Nye video with my class on how wind is made. I also believe that visual literacy in schools is lacking and any opportunity we can take advantage of to improve this skill should be taken.

Bill Nye is a little over their heads, but he provides a great model of how wind is formed that spans across learning levels and language skills. The key to using it was to stop every few little while to stop and discuss what is being seen and what he is trying to see.

Using the Bill Nye video with discussions every 10 to 20 seconds throughout it was very beneficial. Wind is the hardest weather concept for the kinders to understand and walking through the video of the model made it very clear and conceivable for the kids.

  Interpreting video Bill Nye
  Modeling: Interpreting video Bill Nye
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Where'd the Wind Come From?

Unit 8: Wondering about weather??
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: SWBAT understand and explain where wind comes from by using a flow chart.

Big Idea: Kids learn the science behind wind by watching a video, hearing a book and using a flow chart.

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Science, wind, rain, weather
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