Create A Tornado In A Jar.

Create a Tornado in a jar!  This fun and easy science exepriment will facinate kids of all ages.

Create a Tornado in a Jar

You will need.

  • 1 empty glass jar with a lid
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Water
  • Glitter(Optional)
  • Food Colouring (Optional)

What to do:

  • Fill the jar ¾ full of water
  • Squirt  1tsp  of dishwashing liquid into the water
  • Add 1 tsp of vinegar.
  • Add a few drops of food colouring and glitter if you want.
  • Put the lid on and swirl the water round in a circular motion
  • Watch the tornado form. Repeat as many times as you like
Create a Tornado in Jar

How does it work?

When you spin the water in the jar, the water is drawn to the center by gravity creating a vortex. The glitter is held in place by centrifugal force until the vortex slows and the glitter falls back to the bottom of the beaker.