Saturday, September 26, 2009

Teaching the Scientific Method Using a Variation of Mentos and Coke

Using attention getting experiments is a sure way to promote active student engagement in the lesson. Several of my students want to do this at their house to show their friends and family.

I know that the Mentos and Coke reaction has been on the net for some time now, but with a change in the amount of Mentos added, or a change in the type of beverage you can have a testable Scientific Experiment.

The focus of this lesson was to illustrate the different variables involved in a Scientific Investigation.

I hope that this sparks your creativity in the classroom.