For mutual tonight we decided to test out is you could make Mountain Dew Glow in the Dark. Messing around one night I came across this YouTube video.
According to this video all you need is 1/4 inch of Mountain Dew, a little bit of baking soda. and three cap fulls of peroxide. Simple simple right?
To start out this activity we started with a spiritual message. Using a scripture from Mosiah 5:2 talking about having a “Change of Heart”. Changing Mountain Dew is the same as having a change of heart right?
After that we got down to the experimentation. There were several of us and we all tried using the instructions on the video. This is one of them.
Okay there is some cheating to get it to glow in the dark. This video is bogus. It doesn’t work. I know I was sad to find this out after some on-line research. What do you do when you have an activity planned (and purchased) knowing it wont work what do you do?
You do it of course. Then you talk about “Honesty and Integrity.” You talk about the importance of being honest. Teaching a lesson when you can.
They were all disappointed that this didn’t work. Luckily I had a bunch of glow sticks laying around the house. I brought a bunch of those and we cut them open and put them into our bogus Mountain Dew concoction. So did we end up with Glow in the Dark Mountain Dew but we cheated to get there. (Guess we shouldn’t have cheated when you are trying to teach about honesty and integrity).