{Friday Fun Series} Mentos and Diet Coke Geyser {Surface Tension/Groupwork}

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Every classroom needs to do the diet coke and Mentos geyser experiment at least once within the school year. This experiment has a WOW factor that kids love. This is an OUTDOOR activity and should be done away from the school building since it can be rather sticky.

Each week of the Friday Fun Series we focus on a different skill and concept. This week I focused in on the concept of surface tension and the skill of owning a role in a group. In Grade One owning a role in a group is a skill that can take a while to develop.

We start with the idea of surface tension and do the penny experiment to get the idea that molecules stick together.

We follow it by watching this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RphuMEUY3Og and talking about how this related to what we know about surface tension and the penny experiment.

We follow it up by doing the Mentos experiment. We repeat the experiment a second time after learning about the science and test if more Mentos make a bigger explosion.

Included in this pack are:
-Colorful anchor chart describing surface tension
-Handout which explains surface tension in a kid friendly way
-Role assignment and tally recording sheet for the penny experiment
-Reflection sheet for the penny experiment
-Comprehension sheet that accompanies the short water strider video suggested
-Materials and hypothesis sheet for the Mentos experiment
-Recording data {through diagram} sheet for the Mentos experiment and a kid friendly explanation of the science behind the explosion
-A recording sheet {through diagram} for the second Mentos experiment that asks for a hypothesis, was my hypothesis right/wrong, and how it was different than the first experiment.
-All the pages are easy to use, colorful, and fun!
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{Friday Fun Series} Mentos and Diet Coke Geyser {Surface T
{Friday Fun Series} Mentos and Diet Coke Geyser {Surface T
{Friday Fun Series} Mentos and Diet Coke Geyser {Surface T
{Friday Fun Series} Mentos and Diet Coke Geyser {Surface T
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