Does Mentos cool things off?
This is my science project.
My science project is will Mentos cool things off. Cool Mint Sugar free Mentos are made out of Isomalt, maltitol syrup, mannitol, hydrogenated coconut oil, polydextrose, sorbitol, gelatine, gum Arabic, mono and diglycerides of edible fatty acids, sucralose, sucrose esters of fatty acids, dextrin, natural & artificial flavor, color (titanium dioxide), glazing agents (carnauba wax, beeswax). People on commercials say you will have fresh breath after eating Mentos in this project you will find out if it’s true.
Mint plant is Close relatives of spearmint, peppermint, curly mint, ginger mint, apple mint, pineapple mint, eau de cologne mint, water mint, pennyroyal, Corsican mint.
Where mint plant grows
- Mints will grow in most conditions but not too dry
- Likes damp, moist soil with shade at the roots & sun on the leaves
- Will tolerate some shade.
- Can be very invasive ideal for containers or in buckets in the ground to restrict root growth.
- Pleasant smell & taste
- Has antiseptic qualities – used as a mouth freshener
- Spearmint and peppermint aid digestion
- Mint jelly and sauces
- Peppermint oil used as a flavouring in drinks, confectionary, medicine, soaps and toothpaste
- Tonic, cough mixtures, bronchial trouble, asthma
- Cleaning wounds
- Gargles and mouth washes
- Vermin deterrent – rats and mice dislike mint
- Used by monks in medieval times for its culinary and medicinal properties
I think mint will cool things off.
- Pack of Mentos
- 2 glasses of hot water
- Pen and paper for notes
- Get 2 glasses of hot water and take a thermometer.
- Place 5 Mentos in the glass of hot water and take the temperature again.
- Place more Mentos in the glass of hot water 5 at a time and record if you see a change at all.
- The other glass of water is to be used as a reference. This is how we know if mint actually cool water off by looking at the temperature.
- Record your results if you see any changes.
|Initial temp. ◦C||After 5 min||After 10 min||After 15 min||After 20 min||After 25 min|
|Minty water||70||No change||No change||50||47||43|
|Control water||70||No change||No change||50||45||45|
After 5 minutes I saw no change. Then after 10 minutes there was no change. After 15 minutes I saw the minty water was 50oc and the control water was 53oc. After 20 minutes I saw the minty water was 47oc and the control water was 45oc. Then after 25 minutes I saw the minty water was 43oc and the control water was 45oc.
I learned that minty water cools water down a bit more than control water.
http://www.education.com/science-fair/article/does-mint-cool-things-down/ march, 13, 2013, Wednesday
http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/mentos/articles/123564/title/mentos-ingredients march, 14, 2013, Thursday
http://www.herbsociety.org.uk/schools/factsheets/mint.htm march, 14, 2013, Thursday