On a March morning while the wind was howling outside, we stayed inside and learned about moving air. We experimented with a wind tunnel, predicting whether various materials would sink, hover, or fly out the top. Some objects like feathers and crepe paper flew out and twirled around in the air above the wind tunnel before they finally floated to the ground.
Then we read the story of The Three Little Pigs, the silly James Marshall version where the Wolf gets eaten at the end of the book. After that, we were challenged to make a house that the Wolf (which was really a hair dryer!) couldn't blow down. We had lots of fun making predictions and testing to see if we had a sturdy construction, like the pig who made his house out of bricks.
We had so much fun making sturdy houses, we didn't have time to make and fly airplanes! Next time!