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Tornado in a Jar

What Did We Use:

dish soap, a jar, vinegar, food coloring and a teaspoon.

Materials

What Did We Do:

We filled the jar with water and added 1 teaspoon of dish soap, 1 teaspoon of vinegar and a drop of food coloring. Then we put the lid on the jar, and we shook it up.

Method

Shake it up

What happened:

When we shook the jar, a funnel appeared for a few seconds.

What did we learn:

If you shake it up and down it won’t work. It will only work if you shake it around and around.

tornado

Thanks to: http://headrush.discovery.com/science-experiments/tornado-jar-experiment.html

We also read Tornadoes by Gail Gibbons

6 September 2012

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