As we ran and played, we noticed the wind blowing the paper around. We compared to see which way the wind was blowing and if it ever changed direction. We watched the clouds and noticed that they were blowing in the same direction as the wind.
We asked questions. Why does the wind change direction? Do the clouds blow the wind or does the wind blow the clouds?
When we arrived back home we did a quick experiment. For this experiment we used a lazy Susan, (or as my husband likes to call it, "lazy J.J.") a ruler, a marker, and a paper plate.
Using the marker and the ruler, one child tried to draw a straight line on the paper plate. I told them that the wind tries to do the same thing, but the Earth just won't stay still! The other child began spinning the lazy Susan around and around to signify the spinning of the Earth. Try as they might, they could not get that marker to make a straight line. It was all over the place!
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