Wind Science

Explore these extras after reading I LIKE THE WIND.

Beaches are often windy because land heats up more quickly than water. When hot air rises from a sunny beach, it makes a space. Then cool ocean air moves in to fill the space. Whoosh!

Wind turbines rotate in the wind and generate electricity. Wind power can be used to heat and light our homes and cities. It’s also pollution free.

Many plants need wind to scatter their seeds. Plants, like this dandelion, make seeds with fluffy parachutes that fly in the wind, delivering the seeds to new homes.

In order to make fruit, apple trees (and other flowering plants) need to be pollinated. The wind helps move dusty flower pollen from tree to tree and flower to flower. Now fruit can grow.