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Snowstorms in a jar

Published February 4th, 2019 in Education-AmeriCorps

Students took their lessons in weather and climate and created snowstorms in a jar. This simple experiment creates a glittery, swirling mess in a jar. If you want to try it at home, all you need is: white paint, glitter, baby oil, water and alka seltzer. The alka seltzer creates a reaction that separates the water and oil and causes a tornado-like swirl in the mix.