I've always been a fan of Apple Computers (now Apple Inc.). From my very first Apple IIe to my current MacBook Pro (and about a dozen in between), these computers and products have helped me and our employees to do some very amazing things over the years. That's why it was an honor to be invited to visit Apple last week [...]
Dr. Oz is known for his wacky and unique demonstrations to illustrate what happens inside the body. Recently, he donned a poncho and became the Mentos Boy in the Box.
He stepped in a sealed container to demonstrate what happens in the intestines when a food that doesn't agree with body chemistry is introduced into the stomach. The giant plastic box acted [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
My kids have been extremely excited to see the new animated feature film from Disney Studios, Wreck-It-Ralph since they first saw the trailers for it this summer. A movie about video game characters spanning 30 years? Disney has already hit a homerun for kids and their nostalgic parents and the movie doesn't open until Friday.
And now there's [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
We have reached Day #9 in our 12 Days of Wonder. Today's spotlight science toy is Geyser Car.
Steve Spangler Science is celebrating the 12 Days of Wonder and highlighting our top 12 science toys and kits that are perfect to put under the tree. As blog editor, social media coordinator and mom of two budding scientists, I [...]
While you may have never tried it, let's be honest... you've thought about trying it... or making someone else try it. Drink as much Diet Coke as possible and then eat a few Mentos. It's every 8th grader's dream... either you spew a volcano of soda or you explode. Either way, it's funny. Last night's episode of Two and a Half [...]
Ted Allen, host of Food Detectives on the Food Network, featured a segment using our Mentos Geyser Tube toy as a trigger device for their exploding soda segment. The producers did a nice job of explaining the science behind the eruption and even shared a cool variation of slowly lowering several Mentos into the bottle using a piece of wire. The [...]
This story came across my Google alerts today from the crack team at ABC News... "Science of Mentos-Diet Coke Explosions Explained." My fingers couldn't click on the link fast enough. New research finally explains this amazing phenomenon? Here's the opening sentence of the story...
The startling reaction between Diet Coke and Mentos sweets, made famous in thousands of YouTube videos, finally has [...]
So, America throws it back to the Europeans... from Louisville, KY to Turiba University in Latvia there is a new Mentos and Diet Coke World record. On June 19th, 1,911 students from Business University Turiba in Latvia launched an amazing geyser eruption and landed themselves in the Guinness Book of World Records, just over a month after students at Male [...]
It has the potential of being the most popular science fair project of all time. The Mentos Geyser is definitely fun to watch, but some teachers are missing the opportunity to use the activity to teach science. Over the last few weeks, I've received emails from students explaining that their teachers are forbidding them from doing the Mentos Geyser as a [...]
It's probably no surprise that the Mentos and Diet Coke phenomena made Google's Best of the Web in 2006. We were honored to have a clip of our video included in their year end review.
I think it's interesting to see how the original experiment changed over a very short period of time. As you watch the video, you'll see that the [...]