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Tornado in a Jar

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We have been studying the weather. Vocabulary, forming questions “How’s the weather?”, and watching parts of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. What better way to sum up the topic than a fantastic easy science experiment.
Tornado in a Jar!!
Materials
Jar
Clear liquid soap
Vinegar
Water

Process
1) fill the jar 3/4 full with water
2) put a teaspoon of liquid soap into the jar
3) add a teaspoon of vinegar into the jar.

Then close the lid tightly and shake the jar. Then swirl the jar in a circular motion
The liquid will form a small tornado inside.
* you can also add food coloring to make the tornado have color and glitter to represent debris.
This activity is simple and easily transported for us teachers on the run and a real hands-on fun activity for the students. image

This activity also involves so many skills in English. Following directions, vocabulary, measurement, The Scientific Process.
Not to mention just another way for the students to just have fun in English.

 

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