The Ultimate Experience
My son, Cory, loves science experiments because they provide the ultimate hands-on experience. Hands-on learning is the best way for children to be exposed to something new. It uses three of the child’s senses which are touch, sight, and hearing.
When doing science experiments, children are touching and seeing the materials they are handling and manipulating. Often times, they are working with others and hearing their friends’ conversations while adhering to the experiment’s directions.
Cory would agree that the best experiments have fun chemical reactions and explosions. A few that we like are Elephant Toothpaste, Egg Volcano, and Magic Balloon. We are always looking to add more to our collection. My son found the Soda Explosion in a book. This is a reaction between the carbonated beverage Coke and Mentos mints that causes the beverage to spray out of the bottle/container.
We made a tube with this experiment so the explosion would be more intense and higher.
This activity is simple and fun. It is a popular experiment right now. Let me show you how to do it.
Let’s Get Started!
- Diet Coke/Coke
- Mentos Mints
- Painter’s tape
- Packaging tape
- construction paper
- Goggles to protect your eyes
Watch the video below for directions and to see our Soda Explosion experience. This video comes from my son’s YouTube Channel called Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please subscribe!
Why it works
- Carbon dioxide molecules from the soda attach to the surface on the Mentos.
- The mentos makes a lot of bubbles that rise and push the soda out.
Have fun with this activity!
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