How much do you know about tornadoes?
Try out this quiz from National Geographic...
We've learned all kinds of interesting things like:
- Tornadoes are formed by clouds called supercells. These supercells have rotating winds inside them that can cause a tornado to form.
- A dust devil is not a tornado, but carries similar types of winds across dirt or sand.
- If a tornado is on water, it is called a waterspout. That doesn't sound all that harmless if you think about the Itsy Bitsy Spider.
- Also, contrary to the video of the people hiding out under an overpass to escape a tornado, it is not a safe place and you should not hide under one.
National Geographic for Kids has some beautiful pictures...
Turn your volume off to watch:
Next we made our own tornado in a jar....
1 tsp dish soap
1 tsp vinegar
water to fill 3/4 full
Swirl in a circular motion to create a tornado simulation.
Our first attempt was a bit dark.
We actually did this experiment a few times. It only seemed to make a great tornado on the first and second attempts. The glitter is great for watching how things get swirled around.
Wishing you homeschool blessings,