1. Mixing candy with soda will create a brilliant blast!
We’ve all seen the Diet Coke and Mentos trick before, but why does it work? The unique surface area of the Mentos speeds up the reaction of carbon dioxide in the soda. This mysterious chemical reaction was recently discovered by MythBusters.
4. Good vibrations make this cornstarch and water mixture dance!
A solution of cornstarch and water, aka non-Newtonian fluid, aka ooze, does not have a constant viscosity. When left alone, they look like a liquid. When pushed by the vibration of a speaker, they look like a solid.
6. Making billions of bubbles and lots of heat from a few household ingredients.
The foamy substance, which is the result of an exothermic reaction, is created when water, soap, and yeast are mixed with hydrogen peroxide. It’s simple, try making your own elephant toothpaste.
10. Freezing bubbles with dry ice.
When dry ice is put in water it changes from a solid to a gas, creating clouds of CO2 fog that fill up your frozen bubble. Not too complicated, right?
12. Hypnotizing your friends with a homemade lava lamp!
You probably know by now that oil and water don’t mix very well. Add an Alka-Seltzer tablet and some food coloring, and watch as small bubbles of carbon dioxide gas take the colored water along for a ride. Here’s how to make your own groovy lava lamp.
13. Fixing some tie-dye cereal for breakfast.
If you’ve got milk, you’ve got science. When you combine milk with dish detergent and food coloring, surface tension is lowered causing a swirl of colors.
Now go ahead and put your newfound knowledge to the test. Create your own experiments on Vine using the hashtag #6SecondScience for a chance to be featured by GE.