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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

CRAFTivities- Tornado Tube!


I'm sure you've seen of or heard of tornado tubes. Totally fun to do and SO addictive.
Here's what we started with:

  • Two empty two liter bottles,
  • a TORNADO TUBE (the little connector)*
  • food coloring
  • glitter
  • dish soap
  • oil
*I bought the tornado tube at a teacher supply store, you can order online. Cost was under $3. You can also use duct tape instead a Tornado Tube to tape the bottles together making sure there is no leaks AFTER you fill up just 1 bottle 2/3 of the way full with water (adding any of the items above). If you use the duct tape you can't open and close to add new things so add everything you want to it first.

We added each ingredient one at a time to see what the difference was in the tornado.

Lastly, I have included a video of the tornado. The quality is horrible but at least you get the idea.

This CRAFTivity would be an excellent add to an Energy/Power Lesson.


- Our planned curriculum for the week
CRAFTivities -Crafts and activities
FIELD TRIP- Theme related outings in Orange County, CA


Alicia said...

fun!! i loved making those in elementary school! and zorro looks so cute! btw- i miss you. i've been a bad blog's been blah lately!

parentingBYdummies said...

My son came home with one of these in kindergarten and it was a huge hit at Casa de Dummies. Had to throw it away when one of them hit it with a bat while using it as a tee, but it had a good run!

JennyMac said...

OJ: How adorable is he? Look at his face so delighted to watch the tornado. Love it.

mommytoalot said...

Oh that is soooo cool.
That is something we definately hav to make here. My little boys would love it.

Christy said...

We are going to do this when we study Kansas. Can't wait!

Ticia said...

I agree those are addictive. And much better and less scary than seeing them in real life.

Raising a Happy Child said...

What a fun idea. I just HAVE to do it - need to look for that Tornado connector. Zorro looks like he is totally enjoying himself.

Melissa B. said...

The kids at Our Humble High School make a version of this in Physics class. Fun stuff! SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

oooh I love this! We are going to have to try it when we learn about weather this year.

Thanks for sharing.

Miller Moments said...

So fun! I've never seen anything like that before. Definitely on our list of things to try.

Jennifer said...

Very cool! I've never heard of this! =)

Deb@Mommie Mayhem said...

Very cool ! Thanks for sharing!

Meninheira said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh I love it!! I would try :)

Thanks from Spain

MaryAnne said...

I remember playing with one of these as a kids, and loving it.

Preschool Playbook said...

My oldest did this in third grade and it has been a favorite ever since.

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