# Make an egg bounce

Eggs with no shells have to be one of the things my children find most intriguing. We made one for my 4 year old to show her nursery class last week.

What happens to an egg when you drop it? It smashes.

So how could we make an egg bounce?

## Make an egg bounce

First place it in some vinegar for a couple of days to remove the shell. You should be left with this.

Be very careful when you wash the egg, as one of mine did break.

To bounce it, drop carefully from quite a low height, the egg should bounce up from the surface. Can you measure at what height it breaks? Or try bouncing on different surfaces?

If you don’t want to break the eggs, how about shrinking them?

Key stage 1

Investigative skills

Ask the child to predict if an egg can bounce using past experience of the properties of the shell.

Obtain and present evidence

Did you draw a table to demonstrate how high the egg bounced?

Consider and evaluate evidence evidence

Were the results as expected?

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1. maggy, red ted art

Oh my what fun!!! What a brilliant experiment.

Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty.

Maggy

2. Beth

VERY cool! I love stretching their minds =-)

Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I hope to see you again tomorrow!
Beth =-)

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4. Kerry Capoverde

Love this! Please can you explain the science behind this? Many thanks!

5. Jarynth

That’s really AWESOME! That’s a really great experiment to do!

6. Harry

I have not ever heard of someone able to make a egg bounce. How did you get the idea and how long did it take you to do this? I have never done any type of experiment like this before so I was really interested when I saw this post about the egg bouncing.

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