The salt water egg became rubbery. What happens to the shell? Egg shells get their hardness from calcium, as do bones. What you’re left with is a totally embarrassed, naked egg and a cool piece of science. All our simple science experiments are perfect for early learning. The Rubber Egg project is a great way to learn about the mineral calcium.
The answer is, of course, an egg; the largest cell in the world. Does light pass through it? (The ostrich holds that record). For this experiment, it is best to use regular chicken eggs with white eggshell. They become rubbery. Quail eggs would also work very well for the “Rubber egg” experiment. We think science should be exciting, easy, and fun! Rubber Egg Experiment Supplies: cup; egg; vinegar; notebooks to record experiment; Ask the kids to predict what they think will happen if you leave an egg in vinegar and have them record their thoughts in the notebooks. The corn syrup egg was even smaller than when the experiment first took place and it looked like a prune!
This rubber egg experiment is a classic science activity! After a few days press on the egg and if the shell is still hard, give it more time. Make a naked egg or bouncy egg. The Coke egg became rubbery. It goes on to change the chemical composition of an egg, making it rubbery on being dipped in vinegar for a few days. A brownish or variegated eggshell dissolves noticeably worse. The rubber egg experiment is a great way to teach kids about the different parts of an egg as well as how a chemical reaction works. by Steve Davala “A box without hinges, key or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid.” This is perhaps my favorite riddle from “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. When calcium is removed, egg shells and bones become soft, bendable and more fragile. The egg in vinegar experiment, though pretty simple, gives your child the foundation knowledge on reactions between acids and bases. So many questions and one simple experiment using everyday supplies. The olive oil egg became rubbery. Can it bounce? Learn more about how to do this fun experiment today! This experiment answers the age-old question, “Which came first, the rubber egg or the rubber chicken?” It’s easy to make a rubber, or “naked,” egg if you understand the chemistry of removing the hard eggshell. Simple Science Experiment: The Rubber Egg. There's no reason for this experiment not to work other than your egg hasn't been left in vinegar for long enough.
What we learned from the Easy Rubber Egg Experiment (Phase 2) We learned that eggs shrink in corn syrup due to osmosis!
You only need a couple supplies to make a rubber egg and the results are so impressive. Tolkien.