Experiment: Tornado in a Jar

By Mei Yee


For this week, the kids have decided to make tornados in a jar!



We used mason jars; other than that, you need three things, four if you want to jazz it up.

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 tsp dish soap

  • 1 tsp vinegar

  • (optional) glitter

(We also added some food coloring to make colorful tornados.)


Fill up the jar with 3 cups.


Then add the dish soap and vinegar.


Close the lid, and make sure it is on correctly so no water spills.



Lastly swirl the jar. It says for about 5 seconds, then set it down on the table to watch the tornado! (Spinning the water creates a vortex which makes the tornado.)


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