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Chemistry Class Uses Soda for Experiments

Have you ever wondered why two seemingly similar objects, such as regular soda and diet soda differ in their buoyancy? Well, Ms. Bryant’s chemistry class was able to figure out why! The cadets used their knowledge of significant figures, which indicates the level of precision when reporting a measurement, to explore the differences in mass, volume, and density of various household objects, such as the sodas. With the help of their scientific measurement tools, students were able to solve the buoyancy mystery. Turns out, the regular soda has a much greater density due to the sugar content compared to the diet soda, resulting in a floating diet soda and sinking regular soda.

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