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Title: 'Can we do That Again?' Engaging Learners and Developing Beyond the 'Wow' Factor in Science
Authors: Astall, C.
Bruce, W.
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Astall, C., Bruce, W. (2010) 'Can we do That Again?' Engaging Learners and Developing Beyond the 'Wow' Factor in Science. Science Education Review, 9(2), pp. 63-69.
Abstract: Adding Mentos to an open bottle of Diet Coke can produce a fountain of liquid and froth extending several metres high. This activity can engage a wide audience of learners in a relevant and meaningful way, provide a model for creative science teaching, and help to develop learners’ attitudes towards school science as a subject. In this paper, the authors describe the use of this activity with primary-aged learners. Some challenges associated with the construction of the delivery mechanism for the Mentos are discussed, and ideas are provided for improving the performance of the fountain.
Publisher: University of Canterbury. School of Sciences and Physical Education
Research Fields: Field of Research::13 - Education::1302 - Curriculum and Pedagogy::130212 - Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10092/6633
Rights URI: http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/ir/rights.shtml
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