Film Canister Explosion

Here is an outstanding experiment for young scientists! Film canisters (remember those?) are filled with water, and an Alka Seltzer tablet is dropped in. Explosions occur very quickly! The challenge for youngsters is to find out what the optimal water level is in order to get the best explosion. The buildup of carbon dioxide gas and air pressure is what causes the explosions. Very good!

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4th - 6th
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