Beaufort Scale Mix Up

Beaufort Scale Mix Up

Have a go at our Beaufort Wind Scale Mix Up Challenge!

This fun activity will help students learn forces 0-8 of the Beaufort Wind Scale - which are the main wind forces to know if you're doing any kind of watersports!

The pictures on the sheet have all been mixed up and need putting in the correct order. Students will need to use the visual clues in the pictures of the land and sea descriptors to get them in the right order. Then they will have to cut them out and stick them on the template in the second page.

Once the pictures of the wind forces are in the right places, students can then have a go at labelling each force with the correct name and wind range in knots.

Download includes:

1 x A4 colour cut out and descriptor sheet
1 x A4 sticking template

Knowing the wind strength before you go afloat is vital for wind powered sports and this scale has  been used for over 200 years now to gauge the wind strength by looking at visual clues on land and by looking at the sea state.

The scale was devised in 1805 by the Irish hydrographer and later Rear Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort to standardise wind forecasts across the RN fleet. Over the years the wind speeds and land indicators have been added.

For help, try our Beaufort Wind Scale Poster.    For another activity, try our Beaufort Scale Mix Up Challenge to test your students' knowledge.

Want to find out more about wind for sailing in? Our Wind direction poster, Windmill activity and Wind indicator crosswords are worth checking out!

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  • Create Date 09 September, 2020
  • Last Updated 02 February, 2024