How to Make a Soda Bottle Volcano


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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  • Mar Dixon

    Need to give credit to great people on Twitter who helped with the research on making the perfect FizzyRocket.

    From this experiment, we been to the library researching our next one. Fun fun fun!

  • Mar Dixon

    Need to give credit to great people on Twitter who helped with the research on making the perfect FizzyRocket.

    From this experiment, we been to the library researching our next one. Fun fun fun!

  • Keli

    This is awesome! I am going to try this tomorrow. My kids will love this experiment.

  • Keli

    This is awesome! I am going to try this tomorrow. My kids will love this experiment.

  • You can have a smaller-scale eruption using fewer Mentos and a 20-ounce bottle…

  • You can have a smaller-scale eruption using fewer Mentos and a 20-ounce bottle…