Tickets are sold out for our member-exclusive weekends on July 24-25 and July 31-August 2. We’ll be open to the general public starting Wednesday, August 4. All visitors, including members, will need to book a timed ticket.
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Note: Have a look in your blue bin and upcycle materials wherever possible to reduce waste.
Try replacing the plastic bottle caps with larger or smaller lids, or dixie cups. Does the size of the lid make a difference? What happens when you attach the lids or cups at an angle? Are you able to capture the wind for optimal rotation? Remember: the wind travels in different directions, so experiment with different angles.
An anemometer is a device that is used to measure wind speed. There are many different types of anemometers suited for different environments, situations and measurements. Meteorologists use anemometers to study predictable or repeating changes of weather and climate patterns in Earth’s atmosphere.
The anemometer you’ve made is commonly called a Robinson anemometer. It uses bowl-like shapes to catch the wind, causing the device to spin. How many times it spins in a given time interval can tell you how fast the wind is moving. High-tech anemometers use lasers and ultrasonic measuring technology to provide the most accurate measurements possible.