If you’ve got some Alka-Seltzer tablets, a drill, some string, and lots of water, you’ve got all you need for a fun, summer-time (outdoor) game.
Set-up is very easy:
- drill a small hole through the center of an Alka-Seltzer tablet
- thread a string through the hole. Make sure the string is long enough to tie around a person’s neck so the Alka-Seltzer can be worn as a necklace.
- have lots and lots and lots of water.
Then, the object of the game is to get the other person’s Alka-Seltzer wet. As the tablet reacts to the water, it will start foaming and eventually fall off the string. The last person with an Alka-Seltzer necklace is the winner. As an alternative, you can divide into teams instead of every-person-for-themselves.
Once you’ve dried off, the Alka-Seltzer website has a section for science experiments for any left-over tablets. Experiments include watching the rate of chemical reaction in different environments and (my favorite) Alka rockets.
Image from alkaseltzer.com