What is wind?

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Wind is a kind of weather. It is the movement of air, blowing from a particular direction. But have you ever thought about what makes the wind blow or where it comes from?

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Why do we fart?

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Fart, guff, toot, trump, pass wind or cut the cheese – whatever you call it, everybody does it. Even the Queen… (although she probably saves hers up to do in private)! So my 6-year-old wants to know what are farts and why do we do them?

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Will it snow?

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My daughter was hoping for a white Christmas but, given that we live in the warm, south-western corner of England, the chances of snow each winter are small and the likelihood of snow on Christmas Day is even lower. And even though we’ve had days when it’s been cold enough for ice to form on the car windscreen, I don’t think we’ve seen any snowfall for a year or two. So, what has to happen for it to snow?

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