In this experiment, we are going to turn a regular raw egg into a bouncy egg. The result will be an egg that feel rubbery (like a bouncy ball) and does bounce.
Just be sure not to bounce it too high unless you are ready for a messy result! Watch to the end of the video to see what I mean.
Watch The Bouncy Egg Science Experiment Video
Supplies Needed for the Bouncy Egg Science Experiment
- Raw Egg
- Glass or Jar
Bouncy Egg Science Experiment Instruction
Step 1 – Get a raw egg and carefully place it into a glass or jar
Step 2 – Fill the glass with white vinegar until the egg is completely submerged
Step 3 – Leave the egg in the glass for 1-3 days. Each day check back on the egg. When the egg has started to become translucent you will know it is ready.
Step 4 – Remove the egg from the glass and rinse it under some tap water. While rinsing the egg gently rub the outside of the egg and the white film will come off leaving you will a translucent egg.
Step 5 – Examine the egg. You’ll notice that is feels rubbery (like a bouncy ball). Then lift the egg 1-2 inches in the air, let go and watch it bounce.
Helpful Tip: And be sure to do the bouncing on a plate or other container…just in case.
Step 6 – When you are ready for some messy fun, lift the egg a little higher in the air and let it go….SPLAT!
How Does the Bouncy Egg Science Experiment Work
While the egg is submerged, the vinegar begins to dissolve the shell. If enjoy time passed the shell will completely dissolve leaving the thin membrane of the egg. The result is an egg that looks and feels like a bouncy ball.
I hope you enjoyed the experiment. Here’s some printable instructions