Tobar an Léinn is a small 6 teacher primary school located in the village of Raheen, Co. Laois, Ireland.
For this experiment we needed some dissolvable Vitamin C tablets, film canisters and cut-out cartoon characters. The aim was to blow the lid off the canisters with the cartoon characters stuck to them.
We learned that when a tablet dissolves it releases gas. First of all we placed a tablet in a water-filled film canister. We made sure to be quick to place the lid tightly on top, and then stood back and waited. Because the gas being released from the canister needs to escape, it eventually blew off the lid with our characters stuck on! Some of the lids blew really high, and if we were quick enough we could make them blow 3 or 4 times! We really enjoyed this experiment, but be careful if you want to try this at home - we recommend you do it outdoors!