Second grade has been studying weather. Mrs. Stepp and Mrs. Taylor, STEM teacher, have been collaborating with the second grade teachers to do some wind activities in the STEM lab. We have made parachutes and launched them outside. This showed us how wind resistance slows down objects that are falling to the earth due to gravity. Then we used bubbles to see how wind affects objects. Inside the bubbles fall to the floor. Outside they flew over the school! Our next activity was to learn about the tools Meteorologists use to measure wind speed and wind direction. We made models of a wind sock, pinwheel, and an anemometer. Our last exploration was using a wind tube to see how different wind speeds affect objects using a wind tube. The hands on building activities with the tools and wind tube will now be housed in the learning commons for students to continue experimenting with in the Maker Space. Students reflected each session in a journal about their understanding of each concept.