Home Research For Teachers HISTORY
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Search Hot Links What's New!
Gallery Feedback Admin/Tools

Please let me remind all of you--this material is copyrighted. Though partially funded by NASA, it is still a private site. Therefore, before using our materials in any form, electronic or otherwise, you need to ask permission.
There are two ways to browse the site: (1) use the search button above to find specific materials using keywords; or,
(2) go to specific headings like history, principles or careers at specific levels above and click on the button. 
Teachers may go directly to the Teachers' Guide from the For Teachers button above or site browse as in (1) and  (2).

FAQnewred.gif (906 bytes)          




  • Thin sheets of aluminum (cardboard)
  • Dowel stock
  • 2 glass beads
  • 2 thin wooden sticks, 18" x "
  • Aluminum solder

The cups of the anemometer are made from the aluminum. Cut 2 circles about 4" in diameter. Cut these circles in half along the diagonal. Join the straight edges with aluminum solder, malting 4 small cups.

Attach the cups to 2 crossed sticks, so that all are heading in the same direction, as illustrated. Join sticks to dowel stock as follows: Nail, bead, crossed sticks, bead, dowel stock. Beads will act as bearings so the wind will turn anemometer freely.

Note that spinning is faster as the force of the wind increases.


Send all comments to allstar@fiu.edu
1995-2016 ALLSTAR Network. All rights reserved worldwide.

Funded in part by From
Raytheon Aviation
Educational Materials

Updated: March 12, 2004