A Simple Slice of Science – What makes the wind?

This week Dr. Simple answers a question that comes in from a lovely little girl who can sometimes be found here; she would like to know…

What makes the wind?




Did you like Dr. Simple’s explanation or did you find it “a load of hot air“?

Personally I preferred the little girl’s own explanation… she reckons the wind is made by the trees flapping their leaves! A much more simple, and beautiful, explanation, don’t you think?

Remember to keep your questions coming, just leave them in the comments below and Dr, Simple will be happy to answer!


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4 thoughts on “A Simple Slice of Science – What makes the wind?

  • July 4, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Oh thank you for answering Sábha’s question! She’ll be thrilled! It’s great to have it explained simply. (But I’m still sort of in love with her explanation anyway 😉 )

    • July 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Yes I am still much more taken with Sabha’s explanation than this one 😉

  • July 4, 2014 at 1:20 am

    I must show this to Abigail tomorrow she will be fascinated 🙂

    • July 4, 2014 at 8:30 am

      Great hope she likes it, and remember, Dr. Simple will be happy to answer one of her own questions if she ever wants 😉

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