Density is a measure of the amount of mass in a given volume. In this demonstration we visit the lab and look at the density of Pepsi versus Diet Pepsi. This is a very simple demonstration, but students love it.
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Host: Michael Doig
- Can of Pepsi
- Can of Diet Pepsi
- Fish Tank or Large Container for Water
- Bag of Sugar
- Packet of Equal
- Digital Scale or Triple Beam Balance
Density Fast Facts
- Denisty = Mass/Volume (d=m/v)
- Density of Water = 1.0 g/cm3
- 1 milliliter (ml) = 1 cubic centimer (cm3)
- Density greater than one sinks
- Density less than or equal to one floats
- Saturn is the only planet that would float if you placed it in water. It has a density of about 0.7 g/cm3
If you decide to perform this experiment with your class, you can use the following handout to have your students calculate the density of the two cans of soda.
Soda Pop Drop Handout
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