The video can below will show you how to make the basic vortex cannon.

This 10 minute video can be found on YouTube at

We are giving out special award "medals," on the spot, to teams that extinguish 4 or 5 targets.

The Rules:

2 Competition Divisions:

  1. TACTICAL CANNONS DIVISION: All containers less than 30 gallons or 6930 in3 will be in this division. (To calculate the volume in inches. multiply the box's height, width, and depth.) Trash cans are advertised by the number of gallons they can hold. This is where most cannons fit.
  2. VAST VORTEX CANNONS DIVISION: All containers equal to or greater than 30 gallons will be in this division.

Contest Date


by Tony Wayne ...(If you are a teacher, please feel free to use these resources in your teaching.)

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