Wind Speed Scale and Tally Chart
*from our Second Grade Curriculum but can be used with mixed ages
The Beaufort Wind Force Scale was devised in 1805 by Francis Beaufort as a way to measure wind speed by using one’s senses in an effort to gauge the conditions on land or sea. It is not an exact scale but it is used based on observation and is the most widely used system to measure wind speed today.
Observation is one of the ways we know that children learn best! Incorporate your tally charting by using the following scale to gauge the wind each day with your child for a series of days/weeks or even a month!