Open Cola for Science Experiments
I saw a post on BoingBoing about the Open Cola project. To me it looks like the perfect combination of a science project and a way to delve into some health topics related to soft drinks. It’s probably a high school level project as some of the ingredients can burn skin (which is kind of odd).
You end up with
- a real world product that kids would be excited to make
- the option to experiment with different concentrations of flavor
- a way to start talking about how much sugar is in the cokes they’re drinking
- you could also do some taste testing based on the experiments in different concentrations and then you’ve got some statistics to go over