Instructions (Part I): Carefully view the below video showing the chemical reaction between an Alka-Seltzer tablet and water in a film canister.
Instructions (Part II): Keeping the above video in mind, imagine a method for determining the combination of water and Alka-Seltzer that will yield the biggest explosion. Reflect on this challenge and clearly outline your procedure, including data collection methods, on a sheet of paper.
Instructions (Part III): Carefully open your Alka-Seltzer tablets, fill a cup with water, and set out your film canisters. In preparation for explosion, create an open/safe space that can be easily cleaned up.
Instructions (Part IV): Review the results from each test. Based on your data, use your remaining tablets and clean film canister to create the ultimate explosion by mixing the perfect combination. Record a video of your reaction and share it below. Type your first name in the “Subject” area. A QR code is provided below for ease of upload.