Rubber Egg Experiment
Math & Science
Ages: 2.5-6 years
Naked eggs? Turn your kitchen into a laboratory where your young scientist can explore chemical reactions. This activity will appeal to your child’s natural curiosity and will have them jumping out of bed each morning to investigate their experiment.
- One raw egg
- Transparent glass jar or bowl
- Magnifying glass (Optional)
- Flashlight (Optional)
This experiment will take 2 to 3 days to fully complete.
- Place a raw egg in a glass jar/bowl.
- Pour in some vinegar until the egg is completely submerged.
- Replace the vinegar after 2 days. A good sign of progress is a white frothy layer on the surface of the vinegar.
- Encourage your child to investigate the transformation each morning.
- Once the shell has fully dissolved, remove and rinse the egg.
- Feel the texture of the egg once the experiment is complete.
- Use the flashlight and magnifying glass to explore the inside of the egg.
Take it to the next level
Rubber eggs are cool but experimenting with them can increase the fun! How far above the floor can you drop your egg and have it survive by bouncing?
Start at one inch, then try two inches, and so on. Keep in mind that eventually this is going to get messy when the membrane breaks. You might want to do this experiment outside.
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