At Harrison Park Elementary School, an after-school Science Club meets weekly to review science topics and tackle some fun, hands-on experiments.
At one of its October meetings, the club discussed the book, "I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011" and experimented with creating a tornado out of dish soap and a jar of water. The students all took turns moving the jar in a circular motion to create a "tornado".
“We were all very proud of each other for putting our problem-solving skills together and figuring out what needed to change to create the perfect tornado,” commented Mrs. Lisbon, who spearheads the club. “After a few trials, we made a spectacular tornado! We could see the excitement on the student's faces!”
Students are filled with excitement after forming the perfect tornado; (Left to Right) 4th-graders Emerson O’Connor, Kendall Scavincky, Alissa McCourt, Nina Padezan, Tula DeFlavio, Micah Fox, and Matthew Evangeliste
Fourth graders Nina Padezan and Tula DeFlavio eagerly watch as the tornado forms in the jar