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First Graders Create Tornadoes

First grader Nora R. works with Mr. Zurbuch to create a tornado using plastic two liter bottles. (MP Photo/CSD)

Weather phenomenon can be a little difficult to grasp, but thanks to a recent experiment, first graders now have a better understanding of how tornadoes can form. Our favorite science guy Mr. Claire Zurbuch, aka Mr. Z., visited all classes recently to have them do everyone’s favorite – “tornado in a bottle” experiment! Students swirled water in adjoining bottles to create a vortex, making it easier for air to come in and water to pour out, which then created a rotating tornado. Students were very excited to see the concept develop in front of them. Thanks Mr. Z for helping us learn.


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