Easter is just around the corner, so I’ve put together a collection of egg experiments perfect for this time of year. Eggs are great for experiments as they are inexpensive, easily available and very versatile. We try not to waste food at Science Sparks, but for most of these ideas you can still eat the actual egg. Do be careful if you have a child with allergies though.
How about a Humpty Dumpty themed egg drop experiment? We used ziploc bags filled with different materials, but another way to do this one is to make parachute or create a container for the egg.
Find out how to make an unbreakable egg, This is super simple and all you need is an egg and some cling film. We’re sure you’ll be surprised at how strong an egg actually is!
Egg Experiments with Vinegar
How to make an egg shell disappear! This is like magic! Watch the shell disappear before your eyes. Just be careful not to break the membrane like we did.
Once you’ve dissolved the shell with vinegar you can make an egg bounce! We recommend doing this one in a container in case the egg breaks!
How to shrink an egg
Make an egg shrink and then expand, but first you’ll have to remove the shell to expose the delicate membrane.
How strong is an egg shell?
How Strong is an egg shell? Can you balance books on a egg shell? and how many? What else could you balance on top of the eggs?
Egg in a Bottle
Find out how to force an egg into a small bottle or jar. Watch as the egg drops into the jar like magic. This clever activity is all to do with air pressure!
Find out what happens when you whisk egg white and why. This one is a bit messy, but lots of fun and very yummy!
Once you’ve perfected your meringue skills have a go at making a Baked Alaska. This clever dessert allows you to put ice cream in the oven without it melting.
Image taken from Snackable Science
Make an Egg Float
Do you know how to make an egg float and we don’t mean let it go bad!
Eggs as Teeth
Did you know eggs are great for learning about teeth as the shell is made from a similar material. Try soaking it in vinegar, coffee or tea to discover what happens.
Create a vehicle to protect an egg in a collision. You could use LEGO, K’Nex or any other materials you like.
Can you think of any more Egg Experiments for us?
If you’ve got an egg decorating competition coming up, these easy decorated eggs might be helpful too!