It was awe and wonder in action as Year 5 and 6 witnessed a blast off of huge proportions, marking the beginning of their new Science exploration about mixtures. Below are some student reactions:
Today we watched Mrs Pinique do a Science experiment to start our new topic mixtures. We first took a bottle of Diet Coke and put it in hot water, then we went outside and Mrs Pinique used a geyser tube to put Mentos in it. There was a catch and when we let it go the coke and mentos went spraying into the air. It was cool to watch. I want to find out about what would happen if the opening of the Diet Coke bottle was bigger, would it make the explosion higher or lower.
Olivia Barron 5ARM
Today we did an experiment outside. We mixed mentos and Diet Coke together. It was a surprise to see how far up it went. I want to find out what happens if you try this experiment with different types of Coke.
Juliette Kay 5ARM