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This page from the Exploratorium shows how to build a model of a tornado or a whirlpool with two empty one-liter bottles.  Along with directions, a discussion of the physics is provided.
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- Dynamics of Fluids
= Vortices
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Physics To Go This resource was a Physics To Go feature from February 16, 2008 until March 1, 2008. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
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Keywords: tornado, twister, vortex
Record Creator: Metadata instance created February 12, 2008 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: May 06, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
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Science Snacks: Vortex (Exploratorium, San Francisco), <>.
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Science Snacks: Vortex. (n.d.). Retrieved August 15, 2022, from Exploratorium:
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Exploratorium. Science Snacks: Vortex. San Francisco: Exploratorium. (accessed 15 August 2022).
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Science Snacks: Vortex. San Francisco: Exploratorium. 15 Aug. 2022 <>.
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