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The Dissolving Meat Myth

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Ever heard the myth that Coca Cola can dissolve a steak in two days? Let's find out if it's true! In this project, you'll immerse steak, chicken breast, and salmon in Coca Cola and observe what happens.


The hypothesis is that immersing the steak, chicken breast and salmon in Coca Cola over an extended period will not dissolve the meat.

Method & Materials

You will clean three bowls and place a piece of steak, chicken breast, and salmon in each bowl. Then, you will pour two bottles of Coca Cola into each bowl and make sure the meat is fully immersed.
You will need 300g of fresh steak, 300g of fresh chicken breast, 300g of fresh salmon steak, three large bowls, and six bottles of Coca Cola.


The experiment showed that the Coca Cola did not dissolve the steak, chicken breast, and salmon that were immersed in the beverage for five days.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it tests a popular myth and provides an opportunity to learn about the effects of carbonated drinks on different types of meat.

Also Consider

Experiment variations include testing the effects of soft drinks on other calcium-rich materials, such as pieces of chalk, and testing the effects of fruit juice on tooth enamel.

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