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Northome fifth graders once again studied, built and erupted volcanoes

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Bernie Elhard's class showed preschool students the culmination of their studies on volcanoes by creating a blast of their own.

The class used Mentos and Coca Cola to cause the explosion.

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The mints are dropped into the Coca Cola to create the explosive checmical reaction, much like vinegar and baking soda. The reaction is immediate and teacher found out what a cola shower feels like when one doesn't move away quickly enough.

To find out how to conduct an experiment of your own, visit Steve Spangler's Science site at http://www. stevespanglerscience.com/ experiment/original-mentosdiet-coke-geyser.

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