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University of Florida Chemistry Outreach Program Make an Anemometer Estimated Time: 30 mins. + 15 mins. clean-up Topics: Weather Introduction: Can you see the wind? No one can, but we can all measure wind speeds using an anemometer. This tool measures speed and force of the wind. The direction of the wind does not matter. To measure the speed of the wind you will need to obtain the revolutions per minute (RPM) and the circumference of the anemometer. Objective: The purpose of this lab is to enhance students’ understanding of wind and speed. It is also good practice for multiplying and employing mathematical formulas. Materials: -5- 3oz. paper Dixie Cups -Stapler -2- soda straws -Rulers -Pin -Timers -Paper punch -Sharp pencil with an eraser -Scissors Safety: - Remind students there is NO eating or drinking in the lab. Procedure: 1. Take four of the Dixie Cups and use the paper punch to punch one hole in each, about a half inch below the rim. 2.
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