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Aug102011

Tornado In A Bottle!

My son is infatuated with tornadoes. Whenever we see any type of destruction, he asks if it was a tornado. THANKFULLY, tornadoes are not as common here as in tornado alley. We do get Tornado watches and my heart skips a beat. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to make a tornado out of soda (or pop, depending on where you live!) bottles.

It is super easy.

1. Buy two soda bottles. As you can see I bought one green and one clear. It is probably better with two clear.

2. Fill one bottle with water about 2/3's full.

3. Keeping the bottle with the water upright, tape the two soda bottle necks together tightly with masking tape or buy a Tornado Tube and screw both necks together.

4. Flip the bottles so that the bottle with the water is on top.

5. Gently circulate the top bottle either clockwise or counter-clockwise until a vortex forms. It doesn't take too many circles.

6. Repeat over and over until your patience cannot take it much longer.

A little food coloring and/or glitter in the water will add to the magic.

It was literally over an hour of fun!

We also enjoyed watching tornado clips on You Tube and reading library books on how tornadoes are formed (your mouth will become dry from reading so much!!!)


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thank you for the comment now i know how to do it and show every one how to do it thank you very much that is our topic and i mean it thank you!!!

March 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbob

Thanks!

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