What happens when Ancient Roman History
and Earth Science Lesson Plans Collide?
Lots of excitement, peppered with a little disappointment.
Pompeii was the topic;
and what better way to end the day than with some volcanic activity?
We learned that Mentos and Cola worked best for Stratovocanic activity, but ONLY if the candy was dropped into a 2 liter that was opened seconds before. Soda poured into a container, either before of after adding the mints, just fizzled out in no time.
Also noted: Fruit flavored Mentos do not produce the same effect as the mint flavored chews.
Yeast and peroxide, tinted with food dye, created a nice foamy eruption.
The kids had a fabulous time, and the moms...
... well we had some extra laundry to do. But it was worth it.