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Tornadoes in a Bottle - Discovery, Wonder and Science for All Ages

By Blog Editor Susan Wells For this week's Sick Science! Summer Camp, we put together a few new bottles and watched the vortex. I have worked for Steve Spangler Science since my oldest child was 3 years old and before I had my second. They…
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The Science of Tornadoes

Tornado season and extreme weather have come early to parts of the midwest already this year. Tornadoes cause widespread damage and loss of lives. But what is the science behind what causes a tornado to form? Tornadoes are funnels of spinning…

Vortex Racing - Tornado in a Bottle

How long does it take to empty a soda bottle full of water? The answer lies in swirling the water to create a vortex. The vortex looks like a tornado in the bottle. The formation of the vortex makes it easier for air to come into the bottle…