Why does the wind blow? What does wind velocity depend on? Can you forecast a typhoon?…
Why does the wind blow? What does wind velocity depend on? Can you forecast a typhoon? To these and other questions were the year 6 students looking for answers while working on their projects.
It was clear for everyone that it is enough just to mention the word typhoon (táifēng – a strong wind) in the presence of the island inhabitants to experience their despair. Cyclones gushing into the land and causing great distress are no joke at all. They are always accompanied by showers. Furthermore, the speed of the wind in the eye of the storm might exceed 125 km/h.
In order to find answer to these and other questions, we found out the features of air masses and patters of their movement. As a result, we got interested in the generation of permanent and periodic winds, especially in the emergence of powerful ones.
That is exactly why the students were asked to research the nature of the origins of wind and the consequences of the destruction caused by it. After that, the children presented the material in their geography class, which was rather fascinating.