What makes wind? When air is heated, primarily by the sun, it expands and rises. Cool air rushes in to fill the vacuum left by the rising hot air. This creates wind. You can do an experiment to create your own wind. You will need an empty aquarium, a bowl of ice, a candle a piece of wax paper, rolled up and a lighter.
Assignments: You can have your older students complete the above wind experiment for your younger, giving them each 5 dots of movement. In addition, your students can complete any activity that remains undone and claim their movement dots for them. In addition, you may assign any appropriate work.
Fates: (for all ships) A tremendous tropical storm is building up and threatens to turn into a hurricane. The winds are in a turmoil, changing direction in some areas. If your ship is E of the 60 degrees W longitude line, you have not been affected by the storm. If you are between 60 W and 70 degrees W longitude, the changing wind patterns are beginning to affect you. Roll a 6-sided die and add that amount to your movement. If you are W of the 70 degree W longitude line, you are in the teeth of the storm. You must turn sail and run from the storm to keep from being shipwrecked. Roll a 6-sided die and subtract that amount from your movement. If you have already reached your destination, this fate is not yours.