Sunday Science Tidbit; Coke and Mentos

This week’s Sunday Science Tidbit takes a look at a fun and easy project you can do with the kids at home, the classic coke and mentos experiment. Soda is carbonated meaning it has carbon dioxide that is bonded with water. When you pour yourself a glass of soda, you may notice fizz. That’s some of the carbon dioxide bubbles escaping, the other bubbles are kept in the drink thanks to surface tension. Mentos may feel smooth but are actually very porous or filled with teeny tiny holes perfect for growing carbon dioxide bubbles. Since the bubbles want…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Why do the leaves change colors?

It’s beginning to feel like autumn outside and in this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit, let’s talk about why the leaves change colors! Plants u…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Why are the Blue Ridge Mountains blue?

In this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit we’re travelling up to the mountains of North Carolina to answer the question… why do the Blue Ridge Mo…