Diet Coke and Mentos

The weather cooperated today and so Mrs. Watson did the Mentos and Diet Coke Demonstration that we talked about in our Week 5 science lesson.  Mrs. Watson found a way to drop many Mentos into the bottle at once.  After a small hole was drilled into each candy, they were threaded onto a pipe cleaner. Another hole was drilled into the cap of the pop bottle.  The pipe cleaner was held in place with a paperclip.  When the paper clip was removed, the Mentos would be released into the bottle.  Sierra was kind enough to pull the paperclip holding the mentos above the soda, and run for it.  Here’s what happened!

IMG_2742 from Melody Watson on Vimeo.



Here is a video we watched after the demonstration to help explain what happened:

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