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Soda Rocket

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Maureen Bevis

on 9 March 2014

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Transcript of Soda Rocket

Soda Rocket
The team:

Thank You!

Why It Happened

Everyone thought that the soda would react with the mints to make the rocket launch into the air.


Compare and Contrast
Mentos Before and After

The outer coating of the Mentos is what was needed to cause the reaction. The bubbles form on the surface of the mints. Once they sunk to the bottom, the gas was released and pushed all of the liquid up and out of the bottle.

Our prediction was correct!! The soda shot out of the bottle and launched the rocket. The Mentos sunk to the bottom and pushed all of the gas (carbon dioxide) out along with the soda.


Take a look!

Can we make a rocket fly from using mints and soda?


The topic of our investigation was to determine if we could cause a mint and soda reaction strong enough to launch a foam rocket.

Topic of Our Investigation

The Team:
Camren Thompson
Jayden Moore
Tatyiana Taylor
Benjamin Nichols
Tyler Numan
Derrick Davis

Soda Rocket

Each of us took a mint and observed it again.

To Further Our Investigation:

The team stood back, counted down, and watched as Ben pulled the pin out so the mints would drop into the soda.

Step 5:

Jayden gently pushed the rocket onto the top of the geyser tube.

Step 4:

Tatyiana opened the bottle and Derrick screwed the tube onto the top of the soda bottle.

Step 3:

Tyler chose a flat spot to put the bottle of soda.

Step 2:

Before we tested our rocket, we each observed a mint. We observed…
a bright white coating,
strong minty taste.


Mentos Mints
Geyser Tube
2 liter bottle of soda
Foam rocket


We all took turns dropping the mints into the tube while holding the pin in place so the Mentos wouldn’t fall out.

Step 1:
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