This lab is a physical model of what happens on Mercury when two magnetic fields collide and form magnetic tornadoes.
You’ll get to investigate what an invisible magnetic tornado looks like when it sweeps across Mercury.
- Two clear plastic bottles (2 liter soda bottles work best)
- Steel washer with a 3/8 inch hole
- Ruler and stopwatch
- Glitter or confetti (optional)
- Duct tape (optional)