Weather Watchers: The Wind

Weather watchers, what comes to mind when you think about the wind blowing? Maybe you think of a favorite movie, a storm, or kites flying on the beach. Did you know that the wind is caused by differences in air temperature? Changes in air temperature affects global winds, which influences weather patterns around the world. Local winds are not only influenced by changing air temperatures, which happens when air is warmed by the sun, but also by physical terrain, like mountains and oceans. A good example of this is a sea breeze. Sea breezes happen because the land heats up faster than the ocean. This creates a low pressure flow, which circulates over the water and land when the air rises and falls.

Tune in to Storytime: Guess & Go! today at noon on MHHM’s Facebook Live to hear stories about the wind.


  • Listen to Kate, Who Tamed the Wind by Liz Garton Scanlon.
  • Have more questions about the wind? Explore to learn more and to expand your wind vocabulary.
  • Take a virtual visit to a wind farm and learn all about wind turbines.

Topic: Weather Watcher
Age / Level: Primary, Elementary

Weather Watchers: The Wind Videos