Eggy kitchen science experiments for budding scientists
By Jo Harris |
Eggy kitchen science experiments for budding scientists

Budding young scientists will get their kicks out of these eye-popping eggy experiments. For your convenience, we’ve given them a difficulty rating out of 10, so you can try the easier ones with your littlies and save the harder ones for older kids. Grab your lab coats, and let’s get cracking …

Learn about the effects of heat

Create a partial vacuum and watch an egg get sucked into a glass bottle. Then magically extract it again, in a few easy steps. Now that’s cool science!

Difficulty factor: 5

All about solids and liquids

This spinning eggs experiment will help you identify the boiled eggs from the raw ones. Fascinating stuff for eager little scientists.

Difficulty factor: 2

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The wonders of chemistry

See how a simple chemical reaction can change the properties of an egg, in this cool bouncy egg experiment. Who knew household vinegar was so powerful!

Difficulty factor: 2

 

What’s the deal with density?

Watch an egg sink and then miraculously bob to the surface, with this floating egg experiment. Easy as pie, but guaranteed to impress.

Difficulty factor: 1

 

Get Easter egg ready!

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Use air to blow out the contents of an egg, so you use the shell as an Easter decoration. Precision and patience required.

Difficulty factor: 6

A test of strength

Check out another fun way to challenge the idea that eggs are fragile. This walking on eggs experiment will excite the kids like no other!

Difficulty factor: 5

 

The science of cooking

Cooking the perfect egg is not as simple as it sounds. Part-method, part-skill – check out these delicious ways to really test science in your kitchen.

Difficulty factor: Various

This article was written by Kidspot.com.au and has been adapted for Kidspot.co.nz

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