A tornado is funnel shaped column of wind that is created by...
Question: Does the size of the box effect the tornado's movement?
Hypothesis: We predict that the smaller box will have a small tornado and the big box will have a big tornado
- Make Hypothesis
- Gather Materials
- Build Box
- Paint Box
- Place a Plastic Bowl in the Box
- Put the Dry Ice in the Plastic Bowl
- Pour Hot Water into the Plastic Bowl
- Turn on the 12 Volt Computer Fan
- Repeat Steps 3 - 7 but With a Different Size Box
- Record Results
- Conclude results
The Science behind it
The fan forces air out of the chamber, air from outside the box is forced in through the slots on the sides. The position of the slots causes the incoming air to create a VORTEX (spiral) of air as it is drawn up and out of the box. Real tornados form in a similar way using updrafts and wind-shear.
We reject our hypothesis because we concluded that a big box has a small tornado and the little box has a small tornado.
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