Soda Can Jump

The Soda Can Jump introduces the power of air pressure and Bernoulli’s principle

Air pressure is one of our favorite invisible forces, especially when Bernoulli’s Principle is involved. The Soda Can Jump utilizes this awesome principle to launch an empty soda can out of a coffee mug. It’s a hands-on experience in physics that you won’t want to miss.

Experiment Materials

  • Empty soda can
  • 2 Coffee mugs
  • Adult supervision

Experiment

1

Open the soda and drink it.

 

2

Place one mug in front of the other.

 

3

Place the empty soda can in one of the mugs.

 

4

Blow air between the soda can and mug to make it “jump” into the empty mug. Adjust the distances between the mugs if necessary.