Friday, January 9, 2009

Make Your Own Geyser

We decided to make a "soda geyser". We bought Steve Spangler's Mentos Geyser Tube to streamline this process and make it a little cleaner.

Tip: If you've just moved into a new neighborhood, walk outside and announce to any nearby children that you are going to make a two-liter bottle of soda explode. They will immediately grab their friends, and the parents of all the kids will come out to find out what is going on and you will meet lots of people. The kids in the neighborhood will always talk about what fabulous parents you are. They will tell your kids they wish their parents were so cool.

Basically, you drop a tube of Mentos candy into a two-liter bottle of diet coke. You have to do it fast, as they all have to drop in at once. You can't drop them in one at a time. That's why we bought the geyser tube.

If you want to know the science behind why the soda explodes in a geyser, check it out here.

1 comment:

  1. Nice job on the geyser. To this day, I go into our parking lot at the office and yell, "It's geyser time!" No wonder we get nothing done. Just wanted to thank you for using the Geyser Tube and to give you props on a great post.