British Science Week 10/03/2021
The children took part in scientific experiments and thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon. The activities were Volcanic eruption, Coke and mentos explosion along with a magnetic force activity. The pupils enjoyed themselves thoroughly and had lots of positive things to say about this day. The volcanic eruption activity was linked to our Geography Topic- Extreme Earth.
Diet Coke and Mentos eruption-A Diet Coke and Mentos eruption is a reaction between the carbonated beverage Diet Coke and Mentos mints that causes the beverage to spray out of its container. It’s VERY messy and sticky. We dropped a couple of Mentos into a bottle of normal Cola and Diet Cola. The trick was to drop the mentos in as fast as possible. The children enjoyed this activity thoroughly and some said they were going to try it out at home.
Volcanic eruption-This is a simple classic science experiment which works based on a chemical reaction to show a volcano eruption. The chemical reaction is nothing but a reaction between the baking soda and vinegar which results in the release of a gas called carbon dioxide. Volcanoes erupt when magma, red-hot liquid rock, seeps up through a vent in the earth. These vents can be at the top of a mountain or on a flat area. This links to our Geography unit “Extreme Earth”
The children enjoyed taking part in this activity as they loved the three colours of magma. Red, blue and green.
Magnetic force-The children made a maze on their coloured card along with a vehicle of their choice. They then attached a paper clip to their vehicle and used a magnet to move it across the maze.