Weather in a Jar: Part 1

My kids have been interested in the weather lately. We have been looking out the window, talking about what we see, guessing by looking outside whether it is cold/warm, windy/calm and such. We’re learning about making predictions and the actual out come when we go out to play.

Tornado in A Jar Science Experiments for Kids

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  • water
  • dish soap

How to make a Tornado in A Jar

Start with a jar, I used plastic as the kids were handling it and I didn’t want to risk broken glass. Fill it 2/3 of the way full.

Add a squirt of dish soap. I used different amounts in each of the containers… you can see some others I made up in the background. I used Sunlight… I doubt it makes a difference what type it is.

Swirl it around a bit and there you have it. A tornado.

The kids loved it. Mind you, there was a bit of water spillage as I used peanut butter and chocolate spread containers instead of those made for liquids.

Tornado in A Jar

Tornado in A Jar

Yield: 1

Make a tornado in a jar to show your kids how a tornado spins.

Materials

  • water
  • dish soap

Tools

  • jar

Instructions

    1. Start with a jar, I used plastic as the kids were handling it and I didn't want to risk broken glass. Fill it 2/3 of the way full.
    2. Add a squirt of dish soap.
    3. Swirl it around a bit and there you have it. A tornado.

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