MYTHconceptions 6-29: An Explosion of Pop-Rocks

MYTHconceptions 6-29: An Explosion of Pop-Rocks

Have you ever heard someone say that if you eat Pop-Rocks and drink lots of soda at the same time, it will cause your stomach to explode? Well the students today tested this out! They used various types of soda, a packet of Pop-Rocks, and a balloon.  The students said it was exciting to see the balloons blow up from the released gasses in the Pop-Rocks and soda!

Ask your student: What gas was released from the Pop-Rocks and the soda? (Carbon Dioxide) What did you think would happen in this experiment? What evidence supported the myth? What evidence did not support the myth?

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