Make Tornado In a Bottle

Tornado in a bottle
Tornado in a bottle
Tornado in a bottle

Make tornado in a bottle – We all love to do fascinating things. Is it possible to make a terrifying and amazing weather phenomenon in a bottle? If Yes, It should be more fascinating, right? Here we are going to make a fast moving funnel shaped tornado. For this fun science activity we only require a bottle with water, washing soap, and a bit of spinning. Adding some glitters or colour and oil can make it more attractive. Trying this experiment can help you understand the physical properties of a tornado.

Try it yourself

You need:

  1. A plastic bottle – 1
  2. Water
  3. Dish soap – 2-3 drops
  4. Coloured oil / Glitter – Optional

What next?

Step 1: Pour water into the bottle. Leave some space of air at the top.

Step 2: Add 3 drops of dish soap to it.

Step 3: Add any food colour, coloured oil or glitter to get the tornado in an easier way.

Step 4: Seal the bottle and shake well.

Step 5: Spin the bottle by holding the top or bottom of it in a loose circular vortex. Spin for a few seconds, water begin to swirl in the center like a tornado. Spin the bottle upside down to get better result.

Spin faster and enjoy the fun. Keep it at your house to play with your friends.

Logic:

What is the logic of this tornado in a bottle experiment? The logic is very simple. Spinning the jar in a circular way makes a vortex inside the bottle. The centripetal force (inward force that pulls a liquid or an object towards the center of its circular way) creates the vortex. The same vortex is what we see as a tornado.

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