Below are two of my favorite interactive wind maps. Both are FREE and very easy to use within the classroom.
The first is a personal art project by Wind Map. Wind Map show the wind patterns of the United States in real-time. The really neat thing about Wind Map is that you can look at wind activity on certain dates. For example, check out this wind map from Hurricane Sandy. I encourage you to check of Wind Map by clicking on the image to the right.
Another wind map that is really cool is called Earth Wind Map. Earth Wind Map is an interactive map of the earth that shows the current wind patterns. If you want to give Earth Wind Map a try just click on the image to the right. The cool part of Earth Wind Map is that you can click on any part of the earth and see the latitude and longitude along with speed of the wind at that certain point (image below).
Wind is a very interesting part of life and by letting students explore this activity more new, innovated clean energy will be created in the future. If any of you have other interactive wind sites/resources I’d love to hear from you!