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During our weather unit, we decided to spend some time learning about extreme weather conditions. So of course we decided to make a tornado in a bottle.
Making a tornado in a bottle is an easy and effective way to show kids the twisty way that tornadoes move across land.
To make a tornado in a bottle, you will need two empty 2-liter bottles and a tornado tube.
We filled one 2-liter bottle about 3/4 full with water. Next, we attached the tornado tube to the top. Then we attached an empty 2-liter bottle to the other end of the tube.
To make a tornado, you then simply need to turn the bottles over and give them a little circular shake.
Watch this short video to see how our tornado worked out.
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