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Slinky Science Tornado Maker Kit

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Product Description

See a tornado form right before your eyes! Kit has built in lightning and thunder sounds! Create your own spinning, twirling, whirling tornado with the tornado maker kit! Look into the eye of the storm using the bird's eye view! See through the viewing window in the top of the storm cloud! Just fill the storm chamber with water and turn the power dial to watch your liquid tornado form in front of your eyes! Rotate the dial to instantly create your tornado from an ef1 to a devastating ef5! Includes a 29 page fun & fact booklet!

Find a wide range of Poof-Slinky toys at Toys'R'Us.com! Poof-Slinky manufactures the POOF foam ball line and Slinky spring toys in the United States. Other products of POOF include the Classic Ideal construction toys and tabletop games, no-bake cooking kits, and science and activity kits. In the Spring of 2010 Poof-Slinky acquired Cadaco, a 75-year old manufacturer of a popular line of board games, including the famous Tripoley, the Ryan Oakes magic line, and the green activity/construction line EnviroBLOX; now called Stikits.

Additional Info

438494

B89D5567

071547072195

07219

1.4 pounds

12.2 x 6.2 x 6.2

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Average Customer Rating:

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Poof Slinky Inc.Slinky Science Tornado Maker Kit
 
1.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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    (4)

20%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Effective demonstration (3)
  • Fun (3)
  • Interactive (3)
  • Promotes learning (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4)

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1.0

Leaks!

By K

from Naperville, IL

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective Demonstration
  • Fun
  • Interactive
  • Promotes Learning

Cons

  • Does Not Work Well
  • Flimsy

Best Uses

    Comments about Poof Slinky Inc. Slinky Science Tornado Maker Kit:

    My son was SO excited about this. He loves weather, and tornadoes, forces of nature ect. It worked great for a day - one day. Then it started leaking from the bottom and won't work now. VERY DISPLEASED! It last one day.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    wonderful example of the Fujitia scale that measures tornado

    By Kathy Mathe

    from Napa

    About Me Teacher

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective Demonstration
    • Fun
    • Interactive
    • Promotes Learning

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • School

      Comments about Poof Slinky Inc. Slinky Science Tornado Maker Kit:

      I placed the Tornado machine in our Science Corner to demonstrate Ted Fujutia's scale that measures the speed of a tornado. It makes for an extremely active visual teaching tool. The turn button is difficult for little fingers, but my older students help the little ones which makes for a total community experience.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      No Good

      By The Tester

      from Albany, NY

      Comments about Poof Slinky Inc. Slinky Science Tornado Maker Kit:

      My son had one of these for about one week before it completely stopped working. We got him a second one and that one worked for about two weeks before it broke. Piece of junk, do not buy.

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      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Cheaply made product!!

      By Single Mom in Ohio

      from Boardman, OH

      About Me Parent

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Does Not Work Well

      Best Uses

      • Don't buy this product

      Comments about Poof Slinky Inc. Slinky Science Tornado Maker Kit:

      I bought this tornado maker for my eight year old son for Christmas. He is obsessed with tornadoes and was extremely excited when he received it. On Christmas day we filled it up with water and he got to enjoy it for about an hour before it started making a loud grinding noise, and then completely stopped working. I called customer service and they promptly sent out another one and I returned the faulty product.

      We received the 2nd tornado maker on the 28th. It worked for exactly 3 days, then started making the exact same grinding noise and now does not work at all. Sending this one back and getting my money back. I would NOT recommend this product to ANYONE!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Don't waist your time

      By Luckily A Handy Dad

      from Kansas

      About Me Hobbyist

      Pros

      • Great idea

      Cons

      • Poor Execution

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Poof Slinky Inc. Slinky Science Tornado Maker Kit:

      According to my son, this was his favorite christmas present on that wonderful morning. However, the motor wouldn't turn on it's own, without sticking a pencil down in the water and getting it kick started. I did this for a while until that did not work. So I tore apart an old RC Truck that was in the parts bin, removed its motor, which happened to have the same size output shaft, but was a much more powerful motor. With a Dremel, hot glue and solder I replace the motor. Now, my 5 year old loves it. Why couldn't the company do this?

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      • Yes

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      disappointed a 6 year old

      By jeri

      from new waterford,OH

      About Me Parent

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective Demonstration
      • Fun
      • Interactive
      • Promotes Learning

      Cons

      • Leaks

      Best Uses

        Comments about Poof Slinky Inc. Slinky Science Tornado Maker Kit:

        My 6 yr old son LOVES anything that has to do with "twisters". When he opened this Christmas morning he was so excited. The tornados were pretty cool but then it started leaking from the bottom. He is very upset that this cool toy is "broken".

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        • Yes

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