19 First Alert Weather School Experiment: Mini tornado tubes

Published: Mar. 24, 2020 at 1:04 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - On Tuesday, we made a more simple version of a tornado tube that shows how “rotation” is the ingredient thunderstorms need to form tornadoes.

To make one of these, all you will need is a water bottle and some dish soap.

Other items to jazz up your tornado tube could be food coloring and glitter.

WHY did I take a pic of a water bottle and dish soap? Because that’s we’re making TORNADOES tomorrow live on Facebook!...

Posted by Kelly Dobeck Meteorologist on Monday, March 23, 2020

Make sure the water bottle is only three-quarters full.

There is no exact science to how much dish soap to add, but a “good” amount should be poured in.

The bubbles will need some time to sit, after being poured in, so after the first shake, give your a bottle about thirty minutes to “rest and settle."

From there, have your kiddos stir the bottle in a circular motion to add “rotation” to their storm, and you will see the tornado form in the bottle.

Pretty neat!

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Posted by Kim Duvall on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Make sure to tune into 19 First Alert Weather school on the Cleveland 19 News Facebook page, weekdays at 10:30 a.m.

You can watch the latest episodes here.

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