Tornado Project - Tornado in a bottle
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Tornadoes

You can make your own tornado to see how it works. Fill a one or two liter bottle with water and put your hand over the hole. Now turn it over, and swish it around a little to get the water moving in a circular direction. Take your hand off and let the water pour out (better do this outside!). You can see the water making a twister, just as a tornado does in the air.

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Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.
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