In addition to build plans, I will attempt to write basic outlines for in class exploration and guided content learning. The educational goal is to connect industrial arts, engineering and science. In this regard, guided explorations will encourage students to brainstorm and attempt to build various weather related devices while studying content material related to the parameter being explored. 

As an example, let's say we are studying wind speed. We might ask students to first brainstorm ways in which they might measure it. Many of the more clever students will immediately imagine something similar to an anemometer.

We next ask them to research different ways to measure wind, such as pressure and force. At this stage, we should brainstorm objects in every day life that reflect the effects of wind, and how we might indirectly measure it.

The first scientist to begin meaningful measurements of wind force was inspired by the hanging signboards outside of ins, bars and shops. By first weighing the signboard and then applying an angle gauge to it, he was able to determine the amount of force the wind exerts on the board when it swings to any angle on the gauge.

We next attempt to replicate such an experiment while applying micro-controllers (Arduino) to the task of measuring the angle. This could be with a potentiometer, encoder, or optical sensor.

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