It was a lot of fun and really easy to put together. Here's what you need:
- 2 empty 2 liter bottles
- Tornado tube (or 1 inch washer and tape)
- dish soap (optional)
- food coloring (optional)
glitter was also an option but I didn't feel like looking for any.
Start by filling one of the bottles about 2/3 the way full. You can stop here and start the experiment but we wanted to make it more visible and a little fun so we added a drop of dish soap and some
it was supposed to be pink purple food coloring.
Once you have the first bottle filled with whatever you want screw on the Tornado Tube then the second bottle.
Here's how it works. Tip it over so that the water is in the top bottle the swirl the water in a circular motion then watch the action.
Here's Maddie watching the Tornado in awe. I love that this experiment was easy enough for them to help with the setup and with making the 'Tornados'.
This kept the girls entertained for about an hour and everything is reusable. Next time I may hunt down that glitter so the cyclone is easier to see. This is the best I could get as a close up of the action.
Hope you get a chance to try this out with your little ones as well. It was a fun little experiment for a raining Saturday afternoon.
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