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Soda Explosion


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    New York Hall of Science

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Soda Explosion

This hands-on activity lets participant explore chemical reactions as they create a soda explosion with lots of bubbles. The bubbles in soda are made of carbon dioxide gas. Using lifesaver mint candy, create a fun, foaming mess. Experimenting in an outside space is suggested.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Open, outside space
  • Unopened bottle of soda (20 oz., 1 liter or 2 liter)
  • A large paper clip
  • Roll of Wintergreen Lifesavers

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Reactions
      • Nuclear Chemistry
    • States of Matter
      • Liquids
      • Gases
      • Changes of Phase

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking
  • Outdoor Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • TryScience

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, TryScience/New York Hall of Science, ©1999

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