This is a fantastic lab for discussing energy. You use diet cola and scotch mints to create a reaction that shows potential energy converting to kinetic energy in dramatic fashion. I like to use this lab as either a review tool at the end of discussing forms of energy or as an anchor at the beginning of a unit so that students can see energy in motion. Included in this download:
1. "I can" statement
2. Lab Itself
This lab offers the structure of an official lab report with a simple to understand layout that students enjoy. If you want to get your students outside and excited about energy and energy transformations, then this is the lab for you!