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Sweet Surface Area

Create a delicious root beer float and learn sophisticated science concepts at the same time.

Sweet Surface Area

Science is all around us, so why not have some delicious fun while we do it?

The process of making a root beer float (PDF) is simple but it involves some pretty sophisticated scientific concepts. Carbonation, surface area, viscosity, and temperature all play a roll in creating a treat that is up to your personal highest standards.