Cool Science Monday- 5/19/14: Tornado In A Jar

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

May 19, 2014 Updated May 19, 2014 at 9:55 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- Martin Fisher returns this week for "Cool Science" to show us how to make a tornado in a jar.

It requires a plastic jar, water, liquid soap, and food coloring. By spinning the jar, it creates what scientists call a vortex; a spinning column of material. A tornado is a vortex of air, while a waterspout would be a vortex of water.

Watch the video to see this week's "Cool Science Monday."

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