Scientific inquiry: Diet Coke and Mentos

In the spirit of scientific inquiry and in honor of every one who ever built an erupting volcano for the science fair, here’s a video showing what happens when two guys combine Diet Coke and Mentos. Lots of Diet Coke and lots of Mentos.

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  1. Robert Wright says:

    My son and I did the Mentos experiment, taped it, put it in YouTube and 3,000 people have now seen it.

    The last week of school, if a class was especially good, I took them outside we did our little science experiment. Diet Coke was 99 cents for a two liter bottle. Five bucks and a few Mentos was a small price to pay.

  2. it’s not the biggest thing, but i posted this over at this week in education three weeks ago and got a great response. you must have missed it.

  3. I wonder what happens if you drink a Diet Coke and then pop a Mentos.

  4. Indigo Warrior says:

    Ah, to go back to the days of real rocket science rather than Mento science…. But the chemicals and materials required would be illegal and immoral – but unlike Mentos, not fattening!

  5. The guys who did the video have made $25,000 from it so far. Check this article.