Crazy Pool Vortex

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Tornadoes, hurricanes, whirlpools, and water going down the drain all contain of a vortex. The video demonstrates how to create two vortices that travel together the length of a swimming pool. It explains the physics behind the concept and adds some color, literally, to amaze viewers. Then the video explains how this relates to vortices in nature.

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CCSS: Adaptable

Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss if this concept might relate to black holes
  • Challenge scholars to discus what would happen if you used a large ring, like a Frisbee ring instead of a plate
Classroom Considerations

  • Makes a great introduction to fluid dynamics

  • Includes closed captioning in seven languages for ELLs
  • Presenter's enthusiasm increases viewers' interest

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