This week in science, my students have been learning about air, wind, and weather. I posed following question to my class:
"How can the wind move things that are light?" We discussed this in class for a few minutes. Students used background knowledge and example of things that they see every day like leaves blowing in the wind, paper getting blown down the street, and seeing "trash tornadoes" spin around on the sidewalk.
We made some predictions about how the wind would effect our paper kites and devised a plan to see if our predictions were correct. Then, we experimented!
We came back inside and recorded our information and observations like good scientists do!
My students had a great time! Try this out in your class some time.