If you read my Christmas recap post, you may recall that my nine year old got this awesome book from his uncle for Christmas. I may or may not have been more excited about it than he was and I couldn’t wait to dig and do some of these experiments with the boys. My goal is to complete all of them by the end of the year. We did completed Frankenstein’s Hand and The Bottomless Pit already and today I am going to tell you about our third experiment: Egg in a Bottle.
I like the experiments in this book because they are all relatively simple with detailed instructions.
This is what we needed:
FYI- we didn’t use the vinegar.
This is why it works:
This is what we had to do in order to complete the experiment. See how simple it is & how detailed the instructions are? That’s why I love this book so much.
First we had to hard boil the eggs. We did two just in case the egg broke during the experiment. It turns out, we didn’t need the second one, so my nine year old ate it.
Because we don’t let our kids near matches, Chris lit it and dropped it immediately into the bottle.
Next he placed the egg on top of the opening of the bottle:
We stood back and watched the egg drop:
And what do you know, the whole egg dropped right into the bottle in one piece.
I think so far, this experiment has been my favorite. I can’t wait to do more.