At the Library

We are closed today with two hurricane foretasted this week . But I am on Facebook sharing from the Library collection:

Today’s Books : Weather

Hurricane facts :

  • A hurricane is an intense tropical storm with powerful wind  and heavy rain.
  • Other names for a hurricane include cyclone, typhoon and tropical storm.
  • While they are essentially the same thing, the different names usually indicate where the storm took place. Tropical storms that form in the Atlantic or Northeast Pacific (near the United States) are called hurricanes, those that form near in the Northwest Pacific (near Japan) are called typhoons and those that form in the South Pacific or Indian oceans are called cyclones.
  • Hurricanes usually form in tropical areas of the world.
  • Hurricanes develop over warm water and use it as an energy source.
  • Hurricanes lose strength as they move over land.
  • Coastal regions are most at danger from hurricanes.

Tornado in a Bottle

Supplies Needed:

  • Two large bottles, with at least one fitting cap, about 2 litters (we used plant milk bottles).
  • Duck tape
  • Green glitter, we used about 2 teaspoons
  • Sharp knife or scissors
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon dish soap… we chose to use this because we like how it slows down the vortex and takes this from a tornado at first to almost a calming bottle to watch. We love the way it slowly swirls the glitter within the bubbles!

Leaving the soap out will speed up the process and give you a larger tornado to watch-that you can then swirl and watch quickly over and over without waiting.

Thanks for joining me at the Melville Library. Please check back next Tuesday for my Read a long book feature and more book news. Lisa your librarian.

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