We love Science! To continue with our science unit, we did another experiment using the three states of matter.
They made a hypothesis about what they think will happen when we filled a balloon with nerds and put it on a bottle of Coca Cola.
We performed the experiment and the looks on their faces was priceless. The reaction of the nerds and cola caused the balloon to blow up.
Then we tried the same experiment but using pop rocks instead of nerds. Of course, they thought the balloon was going to explode. To their surprise, the reaction caused was no where near as exciting as the reaction of the nerds.
This was a messy, exciting, knowledgeable yet awesome experience. I recommend this experiment for anyone who teaches solids, liquids and gases!