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|
What are the shipping costs?
FREE Shipping is available on all orders over $120 to anywhere in Australia!
Orders under the value of $120 incur a low flat rate shipping cost of only $9.95 to anywhere in Australia.
Express, Registered and International delivery options are also available. The cost for these premium shipping services will be automatically calculated during the checkout process. Please conact us if you have any queries with these services.
In some cases we may need to apply a shipping surcharge to large or fragile items, especially to remote or non-urban locations. You will be contacted by us for confirmation if this additional charge is applicable.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?.
You should receive your order within 2 to 4 working days, although to some regional and out back areas it can take up to 2 working days longer. Orders going to WA also take a little longer, up to 6 working days.
All standard orders are shipped using Australia Post's eParcel service, so you'll be kept fully informed of the progress of your order during its journey to you. Aside from receiving regular email updates, you can enter your tracking number into Australia Post's website at any time for information about the delivery status of your order.
International delivery will take from between 1 to 4 weeks depending on the destination and potential customs clearance delays.
When will my order be shipped?
We ship every Victorian business day. Orders received and paid for by 12pm AEST time will generally be shipped the same day.
If you require your order urgently, we have a next day delivery express service available.
What locations do you ship to?
We ship to both Australian and International customers.
What shipping options are available?
The majority of orders are shipped using Australia Post's trackable eParcel service, with larger orders being sent by national courier.
We also have options for express or registered post. A number of international delivery options are also available. These can be selected during checkout.