Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sci Fri: Tornado in a Jar

 

When I looked up the recipe for creating a Tornado in a Jar, there were two distinct versions.
http://onelittleproject.com/tornado-in-a-jar/
http://www.giftofcuriosity.com/make-a-tornado-in-a-bottle-extreme-weather-science/

We opted for the first, based on available materials.


Taking a good picture was proving difficult, but every member of the house has been shaking things up all day long. 
Ms. O suggested we add "debris", so we opted for peppercorns (which sink and swirl around the base) and cilantro leaves (which effectively demonstrate the motion of wind, or in this case, water).


EXPAND ON TORNADO/WEATHER
High winds. Last year we made simple wind scales to measure wind speed.
Weather Lab. An impressive snippet from a brave camera-person. http://theweatherlab.tumblr.com/post/155553746312
Weather Video's. Simple with quality information http://www.primarythemepark.com/2016/03/weather-videos-for-kids/

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