One of the highlights at our Maker's Faire-Detroit Event is the spectacular EepyBird Coke and Mentos guys' demonstration. While you may not want to recreate their fabulous mess, you still can take home that part of the fun that you experienced at The Henry Ford.
Steve Spangler, science teacher and popular guest on the Ellen DeGeneres show, started with the viral MENTOS® and diet soda geyser and then developed a Geyser Tube that allowed you to start the eruption from a distance. Since, Steve has found a way to harness the power of the fizzing cascade, creating the first Mentos Geyser Rocket Car. The Rocket Car is a great demonstration of Newton's Third Law of Motion. The Third Law states: "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." So when the Mentos geyser erupts out of the 2-liter bottle in one direction (action), the car rockets off in the other direction (reaction)! The Mentos Geyser Rocket Car is a great visual tool as well as hands-on demonstration of valuable lessons in physics and motion as well as physical reactions. The included experiment and activity guide will also supply young scientists with great ideas for possible science fair experiments.
- Size: 12"w x 8"h x 5"d
- For ages 8 years and up