Looking for a windy day STEM project? Make your own Solo Cup anemometer. This clever creation will blow you away.
What do you need to create a DIY Anemometer?
- Thumb tack
- Solo Paper Plate
- (4) Solo Paper Cups
How to make a DIY Anemometer?
Follow these easy steps to create your own DIY anemometer with Solo Paper Plates and Cups.
Apply glue to the side of a Solo Paper Cup and glue it the edge of your Solo Paper Plate.
Repeat that process for all four paper cups and space them evenly around the edge of your plate.
Put the thumb tack through the center of your plate.
Use your pencil to mark a large ‘x’ on one of the cups.
Then, push the eraser of the pencil into the thumb tack to create your handle.
You’re all set! Find a windy spot and count the number of times the cup with the ‘x’ rotates around in 30 seconds. Record that number. Repeat this for 5 days. Then use online wind speed data to match the number of rotations to the wind speed that day.