You might be thinking to yourself, “Can I use the Mentos Geyser for my upcoming science fair project in school?” The answer is YES, but you’ll need to learn how to turn a cool science activity into a real science experiment. The secret is to turn your attention away from the spraying soda and concentrate on setting up an experiment where you isolate a single variable and observe the results. Tests and trials will lead you to more and more questions, which will eventually lead to a discovery. The examples below are a good place to start, but you’ll stumble upon even more questions and ideas once you get rolling.
- Several rolls of Mentos chewy mints
- Several 2-liter bottles of soda
- Mentos Geyser Tube
- Video camera