Wind Challenge Sheets

Wind Challenge Sheets

Once you have learnt about the basics of wind in the Wind Basics Poster, try these challenge sheets for adults and children and see how much you know about wind!

For wind-powered sports like sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, it's important to know about wind - The poster covers all the basics and these hand test sheets assess knowledge.

Adult Challenge sheet covers:
  • How wind is measured
  • What is an anemometer
  • Identifies the Beaufort scale
  • What gusts and lulls are
  • Wind direction terms
  • How wind direction changes weather
  • Explanation of veering and backing wind
Youth 1 Challenge sheet covers:
  • Ways to find out wind direction
  • Why finding a weather forecast is important
  • Places weather forecasts can be obtained
Youth 2 Challenge sheet covers:
  • Ways to find out wind direction
  • Wind direction terms
  • Identifies the Beaufort scale
  • Minimum and maximum weather strengths for boating
  • Reefing / depowering kit
  • Gusts and lulls
related resources

This poster directly compliments our  Wind Powerpoint / Keynote Presentation and the Wind Basics Poster.

Answers for the questions can be found in the poster. Some of the youth questions are intended as discussion points and will vary depending on the child's chosen sport and their experiences.

Download includes:

3 x A4 Worksheets, 1 for adults and 2 for youngsters.

For more in-depth resources on the Beaufort Scale why not try our Beaufort Wind Scale Poster.   Or 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 01 January, 2022
  • Last Updated 02 February, 2024