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Temperature vs. Height: Soda Geyser Series #6

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Temperature vs. Height: Soda Geyser Series #6

In this activity, learners conduct a controlled experiment to examine how temperature will affect the height of a soda geyser. Learners compare the soda geyser height of cold, room temperature, and hot soda to test if nucleation really happens faster in warmer soda. This activity page features a fun how-to video that shows learners and educators how to conduct the investigation.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
1 to 2 hours

Learning Time:
1 to 2 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
Over $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity


Materials List (per group of students)


  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Collection
    • Measurement
  • Physical Sciences
    • Heat and Thermodynamics
      • Heat and Temperature
    • Energy
      • Potential and Kinetic Energy
      • Work and Machines
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Reactions
    • States of Matter
      • Liquids
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking
  • Outdoor Activity


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



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