Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Science Wednesday - The Transparent Egg Experiment


What happens when you cover an egg with vinegar? Can you make an egg bounce without cracking the shell? Three small scientists set out to find the answer to these questions and more.

  • Egg
  • Vinegar
  • Glass Bowl or Drinking Glass
Step by Step
  1. Place egg into your glass bowl and cover with vinegar. You will notice bubbles forming around your egg. Your egg will float to the top, this is fine.
  2. After the first 24 hours, change the vinegar.
  3. Keep egg in the 2nd batch of vinegar for continued testing. We left ours for 96 hours.
  4. Check out Super Teacher Worksheets for worksheets.

After 1 hour

2 hours

24 hours

48 - 72 hours


Jennifer said...

Do you leave the egg in vinegar in the fridge? If not will it stink?

Bri said...

That's a great question. The only smell I noticed was the scent of the vinegar. And boy was it strong!

Don't worry too much about the egg going bad. Farm fresh eggs are edible upwards of 2 weeks without refrigeration and store bought only about 1 week. That being said, I recommend washing your hands after handling the egg.

Anonymous said...

What kind of vinegar did you use?

Anonymous said...

I've done the this before and it's actually pretty fun to do and then the egg becomes bigger than it's actual size

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

well one time i just left it in vinigar for 24 hrs then it was already soft so i just used a paper towel to take the white off and it looks just like that i beleive its way more simpler

Anonymous said...

im doing this for my science fair

Anonymous said...

do you have to put it in the frige

Anonymous said...

im also doing this for my sci. fair

Betty Bake said...

thanks for this - i did it with my daughter of 8 - she loved it! she took it to school for show and tell :)
great blog post

Betty Bake Blog

Bailey said...

science fair 2(:

Anonymous said...

Nice One XD I learned a LOT

Anonymous said...

If I were to do the same thing but place a raw egg in coke, orange juice, caprisun, and vinegar which will result to be the bounciest?

Eggsperiments said...

Why does a chicken lay unfertillised eggs?
From Eggsperiments co.

smarty pants said...

You cheaters i did this science fair project 6 years ago and i didnt even look at this website and Anonymous you idiot you spelled vinegar wrong idoit fix your spelling before you write next time if you need a specialist then ask me.

Anonymous said...

Smarty pants calm your tits.

Anonymous said...

smarty pants spelled idiot wrong

Anonymous said...

Dear smarty pants,
*I *I (again) *idiot

Don't talk to me about spelling unless you are perfect yourself.

PS. Nobody cares that you did this before.

Anonymous said...

yaaa all stupid as fuck! now all ya can suck my dick! ya thats right! choke on it!!!

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