Experiments

Easy Science Experiments For Kids: Cola vs Cola Zero

In this experiment, we will explore the difference between a can of Cola and a can of Cola Zero in water. This one will not take long to perform, but it is really fascinating. This is an experiment about density – what floats and what doesn’t? And why is it so?

Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what do you think will happen?

Read this first.

Material included:

  • A Cola can (unopened)
  • A Cola Zero can (unopened)
  • Water

Additional things you will need:

  • A bucket or a big bowl

Description:

  1. Fill a bucket or a big bowl with water so that a small soda can can’t bottom.
  2. Take your Cola and Cola Zero and drop them gently in the water.
  3. What happens?
  4. Why?

Explanation:

The Cola can contain sugar, which is missing in the Cola Zero can.

The Cola Zero can contain sweeteners which has a higher density than water and that is what causes the Cola Zero can to float.

Tip:

Try other things in your home. What floats and what sinks?

To see others do the experiment look at this video:

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Do you have any questions or comments about the experiment? Just leave a comment below!

Thanks!

Marika

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