Magic Eggs Science Experiment

Molly loves all things that involve bubbles so I thought that these magic eggs would be something that would grab her attention for sure! 

What you Need:
1) baking soda 2) food coloring 3) water 4) paper towel 5) bowl 6) dish soap 7) vinegar

1) Pour 1/3 cup of baking soda into a bowl.
2) Get 1 tablespoon of water and add a generous amount of food coloring. 
3) Pour into bowl with baking soda and mix. 
4) Form half of the mixture into the bottom half of an egg shape.
5) Using your finger make a small hole in the dough. 
6) Pour a small amount of dish soap into the hole {the website linked above says 1/8 teaspoon - I just poured a little bit into the hole}
7) Grab the remainder of the dough and form the other half of the egg. 
8) Lay on paper towel and let dry overnight. {I went back after about an hour of sitting and reshaped them a little bit. This was a little easier because the egg had started hardening}
9) Have a small container with white vinegar inside. Place on a pan or inside a larger bowl because this stuff will expand and make a mess. {I filled up a plastic container a little less than half way with white vinegar. That seemed to work just fine}
10) Place the egg inside the vinegar and prepare to be amazed! {You can let your kids play with the bubbles or take the egg out and inspect what is happening to it. 

I made a half dozen magic eggs so that way Molly could have some leftover for her to play with over the next few weeks {assuming she would like it - and she did!}. Molly thought this was the coolest. As soon as she threw the first egg in and it started bubbling over she said "again! again!"  For my little girl who does not like to get her hands dirty, she was having a blast playing with the bubbles and watching the egg disintegrate and expand. I definitely recommend doing this experiment. It was a big success.  

Molly is too young to complete this, but I went ahead and made an observation page for students to fill out when doing this experiment.

Click below to download it for FREE! I have two versions: 1) one that takes up an entire page and 2) one that has two per page that can easily fit into a composition folder for a science notebook. 

Hope you enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. What a great post! I am sharing on Pinterest. We love egg science experiments :) Visiting from the KBN.