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A few weeks ago the 5th grade did a wind activity. Between classes we got into groups of four and picked a balloon. Every group took turns measuring a 35ft. long piece of string and tying it to their balloon. Once we had it attached to our balloon we made tally marks every 10ft. Once everyone was done we went outside and set our balloon down. When Mrs. Prunier instructed us to, we let the balloon out 10ft. and recorded the angle of the balloon on a worksheet. When it was time we let it out 20ft. recorded and did the same for the last 30ft. Outside we formed a circle to talk about what we learned and some observations. Some observations we took were that the lower the balloon the stronger the wind speed this is because the helium in the balloon automatically takes the balloon up straight, so if the balloon is on the ground that means the wind speed is stronger. The next day we estimated the angles then used a protractor to measure them for the actual measurements. The point of this activity was to review on weather and wind and practice using protractors and estimating.