Science Fun: Tornado in a Bottle

Science Fun: Tornado in a Bottle

This easy, at-home science project helps children understand the circular motion of tornadoes. It’s the perfect way to explore weather with your little one!


  • Clear plastic bottle
  • Dish soap
  • Water


  • Fill a plastic bottle half full with water.
  • Squeeze in some dish soap. 
  • Spin the bottle in a circular motion for a few seconds. 
  • Watch your tornado!

If you enjoyed this activity, we’ve got more science activities for kids that you can try! And if your child is interested in learning more about weather and natural disasters, check out this list of weather-related children’s books.

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