2B40.57 - Density of a Soft Drink
Put unopened cans into the tank of water, the diet will float, while the regular one will sink.
Instead of using soft drinks you can use bowling balls. 16 lb. balls will sink while 8 to 10 lb. balls will float.
- Jim Nelson, Jane Bray Nelson, "Buoyancy Can-Can", TPT, Vol. 53, # 5, May 2015, p. 279.
- Terrence P. Toepker, "Floaters and Sinkers", TPT, Vol. 24, # 3, p. 164, March 1986.
- F-110: "Classic vs. Diet Coke", DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.
- 50 Fun Experiments for the Mad Scientist in You, "Diet Coke vs. Coke Floating Smackdown", National Geographic Kids, p. 118.
- Borislaw Bilash II, David Maiullo, "Giving Soda Pop a Lift", A Demo a Day: A Year of Physics Demonstrations, p. 190.
- 66: "Sugar in a Can of Soft Drink: A Density Exercise", Chemical Demonstrations, Volume 2.
- Tim Graham, "Orbitz Investigation: The Net Result", ChemMatters, Oct. 1997.
- #88, "Floater", Janice VanCleave's 203 Icy, Freezing, Frosty, Cool, and Wild Experiments.
- Bobby Mercer, "Can Can Dance", Junk Drawer Chemistry, 2016, p. 1
- Borislaw Bilash II, “"Lite" Soda“, A Demo A Day – A Year of Physical Science Demonstrations, p. 24.
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