The run-up to Easter is a great time to try lots of fun eggy and chocolate themed science activities! Egg drop experiments are even more fun with a chocolate egg, and egg chain reactions are my new favourite way to keep the kids busy!
I’ve made a checklist of our favourite Easter science activities for kids so you can cross them off as you work through them! Who doesn’t love a good checklist?
If you try any activities or complete the checklist, I would love to see them, so don’t forget to tag @sciencesparks on social media!
You might also like my Easter egg hunt printable with codes to break to find hidden eggs!
Awesome Easter Science for Kids
Egg Drop Experiment
An egg drop investigation is a classic science experiment that every child should do at least once!
The best thing about this one is that you can do it in lots of different ways. Make a parachute to slow the fall, build a container to protect the egg or mix it up and create something soft for the egg to land on instead of wrapping it in a material.
Remember to boil the egg first so you can eat it afterwards!
Egg Zip Line
Mini zip lines are great fun and fit all kinds of themes. We’ve made them for Tinkerbell and Peter Pan, as well as transporting eggs!
Egg Chain Reaction
These chain reactions are brilliant and allow for lots of wonderful creativity! What better way to transport an egg to a friend than by an exciting chain reaction?
We used a balloon car to knock into dominoes which pushed an egg down a half pipe into a boat in a tray of water!
You probably think of eggshells as being weak and brittle, but under the right circumstances, they are actually very strong! An eggshell bridge is a great way to demonstrate why domes are a strong shape and are often used in bridge design and construction.
Crash Test Eggs
Did you know you can grow cress without soil? Find out how with these super simple cress heads.
Image is taken from Snackable Science
Try rolling eggs down a ramp or slide wrapped in different materials to discover which slows the egg down the most.
Did you know you can remove the shell of an egg with vinegar? Once the shell is removed, the egg is squishy and can be carefully bounced on a surface.
Who can make the tallest toothpick tower which supports a chocolate egg? Toothpicks and plasticine make great towers, or toothpicks and gummy sweets.
Little Bins for Little Hands has some brilliant jelly bean towers too.
Is it boiled?
Do you know how to tell the difference between a boiled egg and a non-boiled egg?
All you need to do is watch how they spin. Hard-boiled eggs spin easily and fast. Non-boiled eggs spin more slowly and erratically because of the liquid sloshing around inside.
A hard-boiled egg will also spin on its end.
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Last Updated on March 29, 2023 by Emma Vanstone