Happy Create-a-tornado Day! Today is about learning and observing the characteristics of a tornado. This was always my favorite experiment in school. No matter how many times I did it, it never go old. Ha! You know it was like Bill Nye the Science Guy shit.
So, if you were a sheltered child growing up, here is how you create one.
Supplies: two 2-liter bottles, duct tape, beads or sparkles or monopoly houses or food coloring or all of them, and most importantly water.
Directions: Take one bottle and fill it 2/3 with water. Then throw in your toys and such. Take the other bottle and flip it connecting the mouth pieces and duct tape the crap out of it. It only takes so many tornadoes before it starts to leak. Now comes the fun part. While holding the connected area, flip them and then make a circular motion until you see the water spinning. Then place it down and watch the tornado. Fun, huh? Hell yeah it is!
If you are really into it, or you are going to teach it to some people and want to look professional, there are actual plastic connectors you can buy. They are called Vortex Bottle Connectors. Check them out and get your creative tornado on!
- Activities-In-Action: Tornado in a Bottle (stem-worksblog.com)