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Bouncy Egg Science Experiment

Kids are going to love this crazy cool bouncy egg experimert! Children will be amazed by this egg experiment where they will literally dissolve the shell of a raw egg to create a bouncy egg. This bouncy egg vinegar project is fun for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students. Plus our version of this egg in vinegar experiment has a fun, colorful twist!

Kids are going to love this crazy cool bouncy egg experimert! Children will be amazed by this egg experiment where they will literally dissolve the shell of a raw egg to create a bouncy egg. This bouncy egg vinegar project is fun for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students. Plus our version of this egg in vinegar experiment has a fun, colorful twist!

Bouncy Egg

Have you tried the¬†egg in vinegar experiment? This super easy¬†bouncy egg activity is not only simple to try, but super interesting for kids to explore and investigate. Plus we’ve added a fun, colorful twist to this¬†egg experiment, sometimes called the¬†naked egg, which makes this¬†easter activity for kids¬†extra engaging and fun for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students! Don’t miss this¬†bouncy egg experiment as it makes outrageously FUN and memorable spring activities for preschoolers.

Bouncy Egg Experiment

Bouncy Egg Experiment

For as cool as this spring science experiment is to try, you’d think it was hard…. it’s actually SUPER EASY! Plus this¬†egg science experiment¬†uses common supplies you have in your kitchen already!

Materials:

  • 7 raw eggs (no hard boiling!)
  • food coloring (to add a colorful twist to this classic science experiment)
  • vinegar
  • small containers to hold vinegar, food coloring, and one egg (the ones for egg dying work really well)

spring activities for preschoolers

Egg in Vinegar Experiment

Start by pouring 1 cup of white vinegar into a glass or jar. Add food coloring and mix. Now, carefully put a raw egg into a the colored vinegar.

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Make sure the egg is completely covered with a little extra at te top as eggs swell during this experiment. Repeat with as many¬† colors of¬†naked eggs as you’d like to make.

HINT: You may want to leave one without food colorig so kids can see what an egg looks like without the shell!

soak eggs in vinegar solution

Egg Experiment

Leave the eggs in the mixture for 3 days. The eggs will become transluscent.

Bouncy Egg Science Experiment

Bouncy Egg Science Experiment

Carefully remove the egg from the glass and rinse each under some tap water. While rinsing the egg, gently rub the outside of the egg and the white film will come off leaving you with a translucent egg.  Show children how the shell is missing and all you are left with is the egg, but why does it not fall apart? Have them make some observations and hypothesis.

Kids are going to love this crazy cool bouncy egg experimert! Children will be amazed by this egg experiment where they will literally dissolve the shell of a raw egg to create a bouncy egg. This bouncy egg vinegar project is fun for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students. Plus our version of this egg in vinegar experiment has a fun, colorful twist!

Bouncy Egg Vinegar

So if the egg no longer has a shell but is not flat like a cracked egg…. what will happen when you drop the egg? Over a plate or other container, lift the egg 1-2 inches in the air, let go, and watch it bounce.

Kids are going to love this crazy cool bouncy egg experimert! Children will be amazed by this egg experiment where they will literally dissolve the shell of a raw egg to create a bouncy egg. This bouncy egg vinegar project is fun for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students. Plus our version of this egg in vinegar experiment has a fun, colorful twist!

Naked Egg

After kids have had a chance to investigate how the egg bounces ask them what they think will happen if you life the egg higher off the surface and drop it. Will it still bounce? Now lift the egg a little higher in the air and let it go…SPLAT!

Bouncy Egg Experiment Explanation

Bouncy Egg Experiment Explanation

So why does a raw egg bounce after it’s shell has been removed with¬†vinegar? An egg shell is made of calcium carbonate. If you soak an¬†egg¬†in¬†vinegar,¬† the eggshell will absorb the vinedar (an acid) through it’s pourous shell and it will begin to break down and dissolve the shell.

The calcium carbonate becomes carbon dioxide gas, which will go into the air. The egg is held together by a soft tissue that lined the inside of the eggshell. (Interestingly, when an egg comes out of a hen, the shell is the last part to be added, but it still holds together as an egg because of the soft tissue.) The cool part, shen dropped carefully from a minimal distance the naked egg  will bounce!

naked egg experimtnt

You can explain to kids that the soft tissue membrane is selectively permeable. This means that it lets some molecules move through it and blocks out other molecules. Water moves through the membrane easily, but protein cannot. Thi phenomena can been in the experiment because the egg white is colored – the food coloring permiated the membrane to color the egg white!

floating egg experiment egg in a bottle  Spring Activity for Toddlers Have you heard of the egg drop challenge? My daughter has been begging to do it for months. I don’t know why we didn’t do it sooner. Well, I do. I thought it was going to make a giant mess that I would end up cleaning up but I was totally wrong. It was basically no mess at all. I will even say this Egg Drop Challenge was so much fun! Try this egg drop project with preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students for a fun, hands-on science project for kids.

Egg Experiments

This is uch a fun and easy easter crafts to make  Super cute bunny mason jar craft  Peeps Play dough - such a fun, easy-to-make edible playdough recipe that makes a fun easter activity for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarteners, first graders and more. Such a fun play recipe for Easter in April. #peeps #easteractivity #easterplaydough #playdoughrecipes #preschool

Easter Arts and Crafts

Looking for some cute and clever¬†easter crafts? You will love these fun ideas! Plus don’t miss Over 50 Creative Ideas To Fill Easter Eggs , our cute bunny pancakes, or our traditional bunny cake.

FREE Easter Bingo - super cute free printable easter game that helps kids learn the true story of Easter and Jesus, work on visual discrimination, and as a fun easter activity for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergartners, first graders, 2nd graders, 3rd grders, and 4th graders. #easterprintable #eastergames #sundayschool #preschool #kindergarten suerp cute easter craft that you make by coloring by number Printable Bunny ears template Easter Egg Activity working on visual discrimination

Free Easter Printables

These fun activities use our free easter printables to save you on prep work!

FREE Easter Worksheets for Toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. trace the easter themed picture and trace alphabet letters to strengthen fine motor skills and cordination with this easter activity for kids #easterprintable #eastertracing #easterworksheets #preschool #toddlers  easter worksheet preschoolFREE Color by Number Easter Worksheets - super cute free printable to help toddlers, preschool, pre k, and kindergarten age students work on number recognition and srengthening fine motor skills with a fun easter activity for april #preschool #easterworksheet #easterprintable #prek easter activities for preschoolers

Easter Worksheets

Looking for free Easter worksheets or educational¬†easter activities? Check out these resources and don’t miss our Easter Lesson Plan for Preschool or our Easter Books for PReschoolers

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Make learning fun by adding one of these engaging easter activity ideas to your Easter Theme

floating egg experiment egg in a bottle Have you heard of the egg drop challenge? My daughter has been begging to do it for months. I don’t know why we didn’t do it sooner. Well, I do. I thought it was going to make a giant mess that I would end up cleaning up but I was totally wrong. It was basically no mess at all. I will even say this Egg Drop Challenge was so much fun! Try this egg drop project with preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students for a fun, hands-on science project for kids. jelly bean stem activity

Easter Science Experiments

Colorful bouncy egg experiment! Kids with litearlly dissolve the shell of a raw egg in this egg in vinegar experiment to create a bouncy egg.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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