Egg Experiments


Tissue Colored Eggs Cut up tissue paper in different sizes, shapes and colors. Lay down a paper towel or even a coffee filter and spray it with water. Place some of the cut up tissue paper on the wet paper towel.  Spray the top of a hardboiled egg with water and place the tissue paper on top of the egg. Wrap the egg up in the paper towel or coffee filter, and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. The color of the paper will transfer to the egg.

 

Eggs & Soda For this experiment, you will need a dark soda, a white egg and a glass.  Put the egg in the glass and cover it with the dark colored soda of your choice. Take the egg out after a day or two to check out the egg’s new color.

 

Can You Break the Egg? Place a raw egg and a hardboiled egg in your palm (at separate times, of course) and close your hand around each egg. Your fingers should be wrapped around the egg. Squeeze as hard as you can to see if the egg will break and time to see how long it takes for the raw egg and the hardboiled egg to break.

 

Bouncing Egg Place a hardboiled egg in vinegar for a few days, the shell of the egg should be completely off. Gently wash the egg. Try bouncing the egg from a low height. If you drop it from too high, it may break.  

 

Crayon Decorated Eggs You will need hard boiled white eggs that are still warm, crayons and an empty egg carton.  Rest the eggs sideways and start coloring. The warmth from the eggs will melt the crayons onto the egg.

 

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Strength of an Eggshell For this experiment, you will need at least four eggs (more if you break a few), a pen, scissors and heavy books. Tap the end of the egg to gently break it. Empty out the egg and rinse the shell. Take the scissors and carefully cut around the edge of the shell to make it smoother and roughly the same size of the other eggs. Do this step for all four eggs. Place the eggs in a rectangle shape and slowly start putting the books on top of them. See how many books it takes to crack the shells.

 

Floating Egg You will need a bowl, water, table salt and an egg. Fill the bowl about 2/3 of the way. Gently drop the egg into the bowl to watch it sink. Take the egg out. Add about five tablespoons of salt and drop the egg gently back into the water. If the egg is not floating, add more salt a little at a time until you see the egg float up to the top.

 

Air Pressure Egg For this experiment, you will need a boiled egg without the shell, two matches and a glass bottle or jar with a neck a little smaller than the egg. Test the egg by sitting it on top of the bottle or jar to make sure it doesn’t fit through. Take the egg off of the bottle and light the matches and quickly drop them in the bottle or jar. Quickly place the egg on top again and watch as the egg drops inside of the jar.

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07 Apr 2014


By Boston Parents Paper
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