We had so much fun with our EGGcelent EGGsperiments in March that we decided to EGGsperiment with some more EGGciting Eggs in April!
Todays experiments began by squeezing our eggs just to see how strong they really are (we put them inside ziplock bags just to be safe. As long as you apply even pressure around the egg or squeeze it from end to end it will not break. Even our very strong mommies couldn't break these eggs.
To test the strength of egg shells, we placed books on top of them.
We piled 6 books and a bottle of apple juice on top of the shells. However, the shells did crack under the pressure of a second bottle of juice.
We found that we were even able to stand on our eggs without them cracking.
As long as we stood still they didn't break. Once our weight shifted……..the eggs broke.
We wondered what could be used in our home to prevent our eggs from breaking if dropped. Without anything to break their fall…..they did break.
A number of different objects we used including a parachute, cotton balls, an egg carton and even a diaper.
Our parachute caused our egg to break, but our cotton balls kept our egg safe.
Our Egg carton kept one of two eggs safe, and our diaper was also able to keep our egg safe.
Today we had a lot of fun breaking some eggs, and learning about how strong eggs really are!
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