Pepsi v. Coke (or Aquafina v. Dasani) Experiment

Required materials:

paper drinking cups, Pepsi and Coke (or Aquafina and Dasani)


Does gender actually affect your ability to taste? Can girls taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke better than boys? These may seem like silly questions, but they can be used to provide an introduction to designing scientific experiments. In this lesson, students will learn what experimental design is, as well as design and complete their own scientific experiment.

NGSS Alignment:

3. Planning and carrying out investigations  4. Analyzing and interpreting data  5. Using mathematics and computational thinking