Eggs-pert Egg Experiments from Steve Spangler
It may not seem immediately obvious, but you can learn a lot from eggs. Many science experiments for elementary and middle school kids use eggs as a way to teach about various properties of chemistry, physics, and biology. Though most of our favorite egg experiments here at Cluckd.com are the type that wind up with our eating the eggs, we’ve found a few other mad egg scientists out there on the web. One such egg science practitioner is Steve Spangler of Sick Science! in Colorado.
Sick Science’s website boasts a whole series of egg experiments from creating your own white and yolk separator to the growing geodes in an eggshell. Here are some of our favorites. Do try these at home. We recommend doing them over a plate or sink or tarp. There’s always the chance that a few eggs will break in the process… Really, that’s half the fun!
Impossible Egg Crush
In this egg experiment, you try to crush an egg with your bare hands. Holding a raw egg in your hand, squeeze down evenly and try to crush it. The shell doesn’t crack. Then try it while wearing a ring… and some goggles.
Walk on Eggshells
Technically, we’re talking about walking on the whole egg here rather than just the shells. Arrange cartons of eggs in two parallel rows. With the eggs all facing the same way in their cartons (meaning all pointy ends up or all pointy ends down), walk from one carton to the next.
Learn about differences in density of solutions with the floating egg experiment. Eggs sink in plain tap water. Add four tablespoons of salt to a glass of water and then gently place the egg in. It will float.