Food Science: How to Make a Bouncy Egg
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Explore eggs without their shells!
- Raw Eggs
- Boiled Eggs
- White Vinegar
- Tall Clear Containers
- Food Dye and/or Highlighters
- Take the interactive Chemistry in Food module to learn about the structure of common foods we eat.
- Place one raw egg in one container and one boiled egg in another container. Pour vinegar into both containers until the eggs are covered. Note: the container should be wider than the eggs as they will expand.
- Observe the eggs and make notes in your observation journal.
- What are the color and the look of the shells?
- What size are the eggs? Measure them.
- After 24 hours, carefully remove the vinegar and add fresh vinegar. Observe the eggs again and make notes in your journal.
- After 48 hours, observe the eggs again and make notes in your journal.
- After 72 hours, drain the vinegar from the containers and remove the eggs. Gently remove the shell from the egg. Observe the eggs.
- What is the color and look of the shell?
- How are the two shells (raw egg vs boiled egg) different?
- Drop the eggs from a very short height. Which one bounces higher?
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