Bottom line, science is cool. It's got the wow factor of magic and the additional bonus in that it helps us explore the world around us. This experiment is no exception. Amaze your kids and friends. Then seize the opportunity to explain the magic behind it. :D
Step 1: Things You'll Need
- Safety Glasses
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Glass Jar or Bottle*
Optional Method 2 (step 7) additional ingredients:
- Optional Method 2: Boiling Water
Step 2: Safety First
This is also a great time to peel your eggs if you haven't done so yet.
Step 3: Light Your Matches
NOTE: The lighting of a match should be performed by an adult or supervised by an adult. According to the Kid's Health site, matches are still the leading cause of fire related injuries and death among young children.
Step 4: Add Your Egg
Step 5: Watch the Magic
Step 6: Ta Da!
Step 7: Optional Method #2
- Boil some water in your kettle or in a pot (kettles make it easier to pour later!)
- Pour boiling water into the bottom of your bottle/jar.
- Place your inverted egg (small side down) on top of your bottle/jar
- Wait for the magic! :D
Step 8: Removing the Egg
Option 2: Carefully stick an object with a blunt end into your bottle. Break up the egg and shake it out--gently.