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Hold nature's fury in the palm of your hand. With a twist of your wrist recreate one of the most dangerous and destructive forces on earth, a tornado. The mini vortex forms from spinning white, foam-clouds in a transparent liquid sky, and then fades just like a real tornado. A fun attention-grabber for your weather science unit, or display a few Pet Tornados at your school science evening and watch the crowd gather round! It includes a sticker with interesting tornado facts on the back.
Ages: 7 +
What you get
Pet Tornado Tube measuring 11.5 X 4.5cm
How does it work?
Tornados are formed when both high pressure and low pressure air interact. A tornado happens in the same way a whirlpool in your sink or bath tub happens. A low internal pressure draws in high pressure air to form the vortex and eventually the tornado. Tornados are normally formed when a thunderstorm occurs. The most common type of thunderstorm for forming tornados is the supercell because this type of storm already has rotation occurring within it. Turning your pet tornado in a circular motion mimics the spinning earth and causes the liquid inside to swirl and rotate (just like the air in a supercell storm) creating your very own mini tornado vortex. Who has the best wrist action and can create the longest lasting tornado?
A tornado is a violent, dangerous, rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cloud. Most tornados have wind speeds of about 177km/h, are approximately 80m across and travel several kilometers before dissipating. Although in extreme cases, tornados can attain wind speeds of more than 480km/h and stretch more than 3km across.
Weather conditions that bring tornados
How tornados are formed
How tornados are predicted, rated by intensity, tracked, studied etc.
Forces of nature
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
|Age Group||3-4 Years, 5-6 Years, 7-8 Years|