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Alka-Seltzer Science Experiment

May 03, 2011

Found In: experiments & simulations, science


Here is a fun, quick science experiment: Put an Alka-Seltzer tablet (or off brand) into a plastic film can. Add water, put the top on, and place it upside down on a surface. Move away! It will explode and make a loud pop. Kids LOVE it! The reason this happens is because a chemical reaction occurs creating carbon dioxide. If you have more time, have the kids create more experiments. You can alter the temperature or amount the water or try a different liquid.



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