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Meteorology Science Fair Project

Wind Speed and Altitude

Wind Speed and Altitude | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Let's explore how wind speed changes with altitude. We'll measure the speed of the wind at different heights and see how it changes.


The hypothesis is that the anemometer located at the highest point above the ground will measure the highest wind speed.

Method & Materials

You will assemble four anemometers on a metal rod, plant it in the ground at a chosen location, and measure the number of turns made by the anemometer in one minute.
You will need four anemometers, one metal rod (measuring 5m in length), and one stopwatch.


The results show that the higher the anemometer is above the ground, the faster it will turn. This proves that the hypothesis is true.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it explores the relationship between wind speed and altitude, which is important for understanding wind turbulence and the performance of wind turbines.

Also Consider

Variations of this experiment include using wind socks positioned at various heights, and comparing the results obtained at different locations.

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