Soda Pop "Fireworks"
We all know that one of the best traditions of Fourth of July is the fireworks show. Throughout the day, as everyone chomps on corn cobs and sips their icy drinks, they're waiting for night to fall and the sky to light up. Fireworks are often the highlight of the holiday for adults and children alike. But you don't have to wait until dark for the firework fun to begin. With just a few ordinary supplies, you and your child can make some fabulous firework explosions of your own, and even learn a bit of science while you're at it. This is an experiment that most of us are familiar with, but this time it has a Fourth of July twist, making it the perfect activity for you and your child to do together to celebrate the summer holiday.
What You Need:
- 2-liter bottle of red cherry diet soda
- 2-liter bottle of blue raspberry soda
- 2 rolls of mint mentos (original flavor—not the fruit coated or other kinds!)
- Optional: more kinds of soda and more rolls of mentos, so that you can do some scientific comparisons and observations!
- Open, outdoor area that can handle a spray of some soda!