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The Naked Egg: Make an ordinary egg wobbly, bouncy, and squishy using the Scientific Method!

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In this Instructable, I'll show you how to make an egg squishy and bouncy using household items, but will also teach you how to use the scientific method. When using the scientific method, remember this acronym:

P: Problem
H: Hypothesis
E: Experiment
O: Observations
C: Conclusion

To make a problem, ask a question. For example: What will happen when you soak an egg in vinegar? Now that we have a question, let's get started!

 
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Step 1: Hypothesis

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Now it's time to predict what will happen in the experiment. Make sure not to use "I think" in your hypothesis. An example hypothesis is: When an egg is soaked in vinegar, the shell will be eaten away.

Step 2: What You Will Need: Prepare for the experiment

Now, figure out what supplies you will need to conduct your experiment.

For this experiment, you will need:
  1. A container that you don't mind getting dirty
  2. Vinegar
  3. A raw egg

Step 3: Fill the Container: Set up your experiment

Now it's time to set up your experiment. Prepare everything you need so that your experiment runs smoothly. For example, in this experiment, you will your old container with vinegar. Make sure you pour enough to be able to fully submerge the egg.

Step 4: Submerge the Egg and Wait: Conduct your experiment

Now, it's finally time to conduct your experiment. If you properly prepared all of your supplies, your experiment will run smoothly. For this egg experiment, you will drop your egg into the vinegar (carefully, of course). After a couple of minutes, you will see some foam/ bubbles building up. This is normal and will be explained later on. Now, just wait. Leave your egg in the vinegar for at least 24 hours. The longer the egg is in the vinegar, the better the results.
Cico_004 months ago
If you put the egg in the vinegar long enough do you think it will almost solidify
mister_make_it_all (author)  Cico_004 months ago

I'm not sure, but that would be a cool thing to test out. If you do it, tell me what happens!

Abigail024 months ago
Will this work with any egg?
mister_make_it_all (author)  Abigail024 months ago

Yes.

This is cool! I am really tempted to do some kind of prank with this...can you still eat the egg afterwards?

I'm not sure. There aren't any toxic ingredients being used, so you should be fine.

Is it still basically a raw egg inside?

Yup