With March break just around the corner, the kids will all be home itching for something fun to do. If you’re a parent, teacher or guardian looking for some creative ideas to keep the kids busy and full of smiles, check out some of these awesome egg activities!
Whether at home or in the classroom, this fun activity will have kids rolling up their sleeves to conduct their own science lab tests. Let the young scientists make their own hypothesis about what will happen and see who is right!
All you need to get started is need is two eggs, two glasses of water and some table salt.
1. Fill two glasses with water.
2. Stir ¼ cup (50 mL) salt into one glass until the salt is dissolved.
3. Ask your young scientists to write down or share their hypothesis for what the egg will do in each glass.
4. Place a raw egg in its shell in each glass.
5. See what happens and who hypothesized correctly!
Result: When you dissolve salt in the water, you make it heavier, or denser, than the egg which means the egg will float in the water. With a little eggs-perimenting you can add just enough salt to make the egg float halfway in the glass.
Put your observation skills to the test!
If you’re looking for a fun activity to help hone kid’s observational skills, try this egg and soda eggs-periment!
Bonus – you can also highlight the value of healthy oral hygiene!
1. Fill a glass with cola.
2. Place raw egg into the glass.
3. Soak the egg in the glass filled with cola for 1 hour.
4. Check on the egg every 15 minutes, have the children write down any observations they have about the egg. Have them include as many details as possible.
5. After 1 hour, remove the egg from the soda.
6. What happened to the egg? What happens when you use a tooth brush and tooth paste and brush the egg? Are there any similarities between the egg and your teeth?
Result: The egg becomes stained with cola and can be removed by the toothpaste.
*You could add in an extension activity to this, where you get kids to leave the egg in cola for 24 hours. They could hypothesize based on what they think might happen (based on what happened after an hour).