How do you measure the speed of the wind? You make a wind anemometer.


How do you measure the speed of the wind?

Well you can do it using something called an anemometer.

With thanks to SCOPE on TEN, in this experiment, Junior Scientist Braeden shows us how we can make one at home and of course explains how it works!

Click here to find out how to do it at home.

Do you like TV and Science?

If so, you might like to check out SCOPE.

Scope is a science TV show for kids (and adults too!) made by the CSIRO and Network 10.

It is on Network 10 Monday mornings at 7.30 and repeated on Saturday morning at 8 (in Melbourne, Australia)

It is presented in a fun and funky way, no stodgy boring old scientists in sight 🙂

The star of SCOPE is a wacky scientist from the CSIRO called Dr. Rob.

In most episodes Dr Rob introduces you to a topic. Depending on what the topic is, specialist scientists or experts may tell you more.

There are activities to do (which you will find on the website) and usually kids from the Double Helix Club demonstrating the activities for you.

It’s heaps of fun and really interesting too!

To have a look at the website, there is a link on the left hand side of the page (under LINKS), or you can click here to open in a new window.

The full URL is

On the website there are links to the episodes, the activities, profiles of the star scientists and a Teacher Zone with lesson ideas.

There is a huge range of episodes covering a wide range of topics like Earth and space, things we build, things that stuff is made from, things that move and living things (and more).

Check it out on TV or on the Web. Let me know what you think 🙂