3 Egg-cellently Weird Science Experiments

Have you ever seen an egg bounce? Three interesting and simple hands-on experiments with eggs teach basic concepts about chemical reactions. First, participants cook an egg in alcohol to learn about denaturing proteins. Then, they watch an egg bounce as calcium carbonate reacts with vinegar. Finally, young scientists create an acid-base indicator using cabbage and see color change as they add egg white.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the classroom by having pupils complete one experiment at home and report to the class
  • Extend learning about chemical reactions with easy experiments
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires materials not typically found in a classroom to complete experiments
Pros

  • Humorous and interesting
  • Easy experiments are perfect to perform at home or in class
Cons

  • None
Common Core