Tornado in a Bottle
How long does it take to empty a soda bottle full of water? You'll amaze your dinner guests and explore some of the scientific properties of air and water when you learn how to empty a full bottle of water in just a few seconds!
Internet Field Trip:Hurricanes and Tornadoes
Includes resources written in Spanish and a field trip log. Grade 4
How to make a tornado in a bottle
All Science Fair Projects. Middle school Grades 6-8
Vortex - Whirling water creates a tornado in a bottle.
Water forms a spiraling, funnel-shaped vortex as it drains from a 2-liter soda bottle. From Exploratorium.
Make a Tornado
From Weather Whiz Kids
Making a homemade tornado
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab
an explanation of the scale used to rate the intensity of a tornado by examining the damage caused by the tornado after it has passed over a man-made structure.
Tornado and Severe Weather
Look at current weather watch maps, learn about tornado chasers, find out about shelters, watch tornado videos, and more
All About Tornadoes
From the Storm Prediction Center (SPC)
What Causes a Tornado
KidsStorm site with explanations of tornadoes and links to information about other natural disasters
Tornado Project Online
Large site with general information as well as specific facts on recent and historical tornadoes
Create a Tornado Expirement
By Web Weather for Kids. This material is based upon work supported by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, a major facility sponsored by the National Science Foundation and managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
FEMA for kids - Tornadoes
Includes first hand stories from kids living witnessing tornadoes