Finally, a way to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels!
 
Okay, perhaps not, but this is certainly a fun experiment to try on a sunny weekend afternoon or in a classroom setting.
 
The video below shows you how, using only a plastic bottle and a few basic kitchen components, you can make a science-powered toy car. All you need to do is set off a fairly simple chemical reaction and VRRROOOOOM – you’re off to the races!

Just a heads up: this experiment will almost definitely get messy, so its best to take your ingredients outside. Luckily, if you do try it indoors, the ingredients are simple to clean up – and in fact they’re often found in kitchen cleaners anyway!