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Pop Rocks® Science—Determine the Volume of Carbon Dioxide—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7348 

Price: $34.40

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In the Pop Rocks® Science—Determine the Volume of Carbon Dioxide Chemistry Laboratory Kit, students dissolve Pop Rocks in a water-filled tube and measure the volume of carbon dioxide gas released. This fun activity stimulates students’ minds!

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Remember eating Pop Rocks®? What makes the candy crackle as it pops in your mouth? In this lab activity, students will dissolve a known mass of Pop Rocks in a tube filled with water and measure the volume of carbon dioxide gas released. The identity of the gas will also be confirmed by use of an indicator solution. Students will then use their data to calculate the mass and volume a candy manufacturer would need to produce the candy on a large scale. A fun introductory lab activity! Includes detailed background information, reproducible student worksheets with answers, comprehensive Teacher Notes and all necessary chemicals and supplies.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Bromthymol blue solution, 0.04%, 50 mL
Sodium hydroxide solution, 0.01 M, 50 mL
Dishes, weighing, 0.5 g, 1⅝" x 1⅝" x 5/16", 15
Pipet, Beral-type, graduated, 15
Pop Rocks®, 0.24 oz (7 g), 5
Push pins, 15
Water sample tubes with caps, 15

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, proportion, and quantity