Steve Spangler Science: Mentos Exploding Drink – The Hoax!

Can you freeze a Mento in an ice cube to play a practical joke?

It’s an e-mail that probably showed up in your inbox… Create an Exploding Drink! The prank is based on the widely known phenomenon of dropping Mentos chewy mints into soda to create an erupting geyser. Instead of just dropping the Mentos into soda, the pranksters suggest freezing a Mento in the middle of an ice cube. Serve your friend a refreshing soda drink and garnish it with the tainted ice cubes. When the ice cubes melt, the Mentos are exposed and the soda erupts everywhere.


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Chemistry, Food Science, Nucleation Sites
K-6
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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