Beaufort Scale Table

Beaufort Scale Table

Memorise and learn the Beaufort Scale with our Table worksheets!

This fun activity will help students learn forces 0-6 of the Beaufort Wind Scale - which are vital wind forces to know if you're doing any kind of watersports!

The wind scale is depicted in tabular format, with illustrations, force names, descriptions of sea and land visuals and the wind speed in knots. The answer sheet shows forces 0-6 in full, with commonly used descriptions. However, the other three sheets have missing information - It's your job to fill in the gaps!

We have created three tables with varying amounts of information gaps, according to ability.

This is a great activity to test students' knowledge in a fun, activity based, way.

Download includes:

3 x A4 colour table activity sheets, varying abilities
1 x A4 answer sheet, detailing forces 0-6

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