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10 Best Backyard Science Experiments to Try This Summer

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Bottle of soda fizzing and about to explode

Mentos Geysers


What's better than an exploding bottle of soda? Although this experiment only last about 20 seconds, your kids will go crazy when they see a spout of soda shoot up 20 feet in the air just by adding a package of mentos.

An adult should be the one who adds the mentos (and runs away as fast as possible) and kids should stand at least 15 feet away. Pro tip: buy the cheapest diet soda you can find. There's no need for brand names!

Get the directions for Mentos Geysers.

Next: Homemade Compost Pile

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