This is slightly different than the standard “Diet Coke + Mentos” Experiment. This is a teacher guided/instructed experiment to teach the students how to solve a problem using the scientific method. In this experiment, the students are still testing if Diet Coke is the best soda to use in the soda/Mentos eruption, but the teacher takes the time to discuss each part of the method and define the terminology. There are spaces for students to fill in definitions, and it is recommended that the teacher pauses at each step to demonstrate/discuss the importance of each step.
- Soda and Mentos Experiment (Modified)
- Conducting Research
- Writing a Hypothesis
- Writing a Procedure
- Pre/Post Test Assessment