With Easter just a few days away, I thought I’d share some egg-citing science egg-periments and ideas with you all for a fun, science packed holiday. A word of warning, the Easter science puns will continue throughout this science blog post…
1) Easter egg in a bottle experiment
This really is egg-traordinary; a science experiment to get an Easter egg into a bottle, even though it doesn’t fit. For this simple chemistry and physics display, you’ll just need a peeled hard-boiled egg, a flask/jar with an opening slightly smaller than the diameter of an egg and some cold water.
2) Chocolate lovers’ experiment
This one’s from my good pals over at Planet Science and is for those of you that are choc-a-block with left over Easter eggs. With this eggs-periment, you’ll be able to find out under what circumstances chocolate melts the quickest. All you’ll need is some chocolate, paper plates, a thermometer and a pen and paper.
3) Newton’s First Law (with eggs)
No yolk, you really can use eggs to demonstrate Newton’s First Law to children. Don’t chicken out with this one, you do need to use raw eggs. You’ll also need a silver foil plate, a toilet paper tube and a glass of water. A Mom with a Lesson Plan explains it all on her blog.
4) Creme eggs and the Periodic Table
If you’re just hoping mad about Creme Eggs, then this Easter science experiment’s for you. Hop on over to the Guardian’s website to check out some videos about the chemistry of the tasty chocolate treat.
5) Floating Eggs eggs-travaganza
With this science experiment, children will be able learn about densities by testing whether eggs floats in glasses of water containing different amount of salt. You’ll need three clear drinking glasses, three eggs, a tablespoon, a straw, popsicle stick, or stir stick, water and salt.
I hope you have an egg-cellent holiday and enjoy finding out about the science of Easter.
I’ll be back with another science blog post next week, bringing you my science adventures from my mobile science cart.