Steve Spangler is one of our favourite science communicators. Questacon has replicated this experiment across Australia and now you can too. What started as a classroom science experiment quickly turned into a worldwide internet sensation. The Geyser Tube makes it easy to create your own soft drink geyser that can shoot over seven and a half metres up in the air! The eruption is amazing....and so is the learning if you consider the science behind the fizz.
The Geyser Tube allows you to start the reaction when you want to. Sit the tube on the top of the bottle and add the mints to the tube. The mints stay in the tube away from the soft drink. When you and your audience are ready to pull on the cord to drop the mints into the bottle and start the geyser.
You will need a full two litre bottle of soft drink and a roll of mints to conduct the geyser experiment. These are not included. Diet soft drink is recommended as it is less sticky and easier to clean up.
Instructions on how to perform the experiment and an explanation of how it works are on the back of the pack. This experiment should be conducted outside on a level flat surface.
Not suitable for children under three years of age.
Geyser Tube size: 155mm
Packaging size: 257 x 147 x 30mm
This Geyser Tube also makes a great classroom teaching resource. This product can be used in classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.
Foundation - ACSSU005
The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape
Year 2 - ACSSU031
Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose
Year 2 - ACSSU033
A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape
Year 4 - ACSSU074
Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use
Year 4 - ACSSU076
Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance
Year 5 - ACSSU077
Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways
Year 8 - ACSSU225
Chemical change involves substances reacting to form new substances