Tornado

Fun Jar Activity:  Learn about tornadoes and make one in a bottle.

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First up was watching some youtube clips of tornadoes.  Then we discussed them a little bit.  We have never seen a tornado in person (and I’ll die a happy person if that stays true), but I have seen the aftermath when helping with tornado relief work.

Then it was on to the fun part.  I had to look  up to see how to do make a tornado in a bottle.  There seemed to be two ways.  First way we tried was putting water in a jar with a little dish soap and glitter.  Then you swirl it around until you see a tornado.  Easy.  Kids liked that one.

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The second way was what I originally had in mind when I came up with the activity.  Every time I looked it up they always talked about using a special connector piece for the two bottles.  Well, I didn’t have that so we experimented to see if we could get the same effect without it.

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This wasn’t very successful.  We might have gotten water all over.   Still, they had fun with it.  I think their favorite part was dyeing the water blue.

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