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Lesson 16: Fountain Of Soda

DESCRIPTION
Mentos® breath mints are added to a bottle of soda, initiating a forceful chemical reaction.

OBJECTIVE
This lesson demonstrates the powerful chemical reaction that occurs between the carbon dioxide in soda and Mentos® breath mints.

CONTENT TOPICS
Chemical reactions; mixtures (solutions); attractive forces (polarity)

Lesson 16: Fountain of Soda

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LIST OF MATERIALS

  1. Original Mentos® breath mints
  2. A 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke® or Diet Pepsi®
  3. Test tube or construction paper rolled into a tube
  4. Index card

REVIEW GAME

HYPOTHESIS

Adding Mentos® to a bottle of soda will initiate a rapid release of carbon dioxide gas from the solution,
resulting in an “explosion” of soda from the bottle.