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Tornado in a bottle



Grade Levels

Grades K-4, Grades 5-8, Informal Education


Physical Science, Flight and Aeronautics


Hands-on Activities

Simulate a tornado inside a plastic bottle. You will observe the creation of a water vortex by swirling water in a bottle. Then, learn why pilots must consider weather before flying an airplane.

Tornado in a Bottle

This activity is adapted from the “Weather to Fly By” educator guide.