Afterschool Activities: Windy City

In “Windy City!” kids explore how structures like buildings affect the speed and direction of wind flow. These activities include a PLUM LANDING animation and a related hands-on activity, both with extension ideas, to provide about one hour of programming.

Start by having kids watch The Manta Ray Mystery, a short animated video about swirling city winds that create an unexpected sight. Then, head outdoors to explore today’s wind with the hands-on activity Wild Wind. If time permits, wrap up your day by completing one or more of the “Explore Some More” activities.