Have some science fun with eggs, then maybe eat them after.
- Eggs and other materials required for each experiment
- Now it Sinks
- Find the Fresh Egg
- Find the Uncooked Egg
- The Uncrushable Egg Shell
- Egg and Soda
- Can You Remove the Shell of an egg Without Cracking it?
- Can You Make an Egg Bounce?
- Divide the participants into a few groups and give each group an Eggsperiment Card.
- Distribute the required materials and have each group follow the instructions on their recipe card with little to no guidance (but maximum supervision). Reconvene later to discuss the process.
- Alternatively, depending on the size of your group, you can do each (or a few) of the recipe cards as one group.
- For the “The Uncrushable Egg Shell” experiment, be sure that the egg shells are trimmed down and flat.
Some fun egg facts:
- A hen lays about one egg per day.
- It takes 4 to 7 days for eggs to get from the farm to your grocery store.
- Brown and white eggs have the same nutritional value and quality. Brown eggs are generally laid by brown-feathered hens and white eggs are laid by white-feathered hens.
- Research shows that eating a high protein breakfast that includes eggs can improve performance in school by increasing concentration levels.
- Eggs are a source of DHA, the Omega-3 fat related to healthy brain development. A child (1 to 8 years old) can get over 80 percent of the recommended daily amount of DHA by eating one Omega-3 egg.
- Eggs also contain choline which stimulates brain development and improves concentration.
Obtained from: http://activeafterschool.ca/activities/eggs-periments-science-fun-using-eggs
Originally sourced from: https://www.getcracking.ca/education/teacher-resources