Wind wheels

See the force of the wind in action with this easy science experiment from the Wild Wheels issue of Whizz Pop Bang!

Snip and fold some wonderful wind wheels and race them on a windy day. You’ll see the force of the wind in action, as the moving air pushes against the folded paper to make the wheels spin. 

This simple science activity allows you to see changes in the speed and direction of the wind.

Wind blows horizontally from areas of high pressure to low pressure, and the speed depends on the rate of air pressure change, or gradient, between the two pressure areas. The greater the pressure difference, the faster the winds, and the quicker your wind wheels will roll!

Find some epic cut-and-fold wind wheels in issue 49 of Whizz Pop Bang!

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