Here’s a recent picture of my niece from the U.K. experimenting with a Soda Bottle Volcano. Her mom (my sister) makes it her part of her mission to keep my niece engaged in science. No, she’s not a scientist. She’s a natural born teacher (and this goes right to Paul’s comments to this post).
My sister pointed me to this terrific site which states: “Words cannot begin to describe the awesome eruption created from mixing Mentos candy and soda. Eruptions of up to 18 feet are possible if done correctly.”
Check out this video. How can you NOT want to do this!? (After the Phillies game, of course.)
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