Jon has been working on his idea for a Mentos and Diet Coke explosion for quite some time. Using a 2 liter bottle, he figured out a good way to get the Mentos to drop.
I was talking yesterday – of the fun of having their learning style advance to a new stage. In the past, Science Experiments were a momentary occurrence. Something I would look up, set up, they would either work or fail, and the boys would move on with their day. What I have been observing lately – is a progression. They want to figure something out. They create several prototypes. If their expectations are not met, they try again, move it. The apathy of not caring if it works or not is gone, the frustration of it not working does not come, the joy of the day of figuring it out has emerged. These couple of photos and 48 second video has been weeks in the making.
Dropping the mentos in, he realizes they have to hit the bottom quickly, for the largest zip of foam in the air. He is still working on getting the highest blast. We’ll be looking for a sale on Diet Coke Bottles. And Mentos.