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Number of Mentos vs. Height: Soda Geyser Series #5

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Number of Mentos vs. Height: Soda Geyser Series #5

In this activity, learners conduct a controlled experiment to examine how many Mentos are needed to make the tallest possible soda geyser. Will the greatest number of Mentos yield the tallest soda geyser? 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
    • Measurement
  • Physical Sciences
    • Energy
      • Potential and Kinetic Energy
      • Work and Machines
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Reactions
      • Solutions
    • 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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