We have been trying to do more science experiments, because they are fun and we can usually learn something too. This week I wanted to try out the Naked Egg Experiment. It is cool in a few different ways. First it just looks really cool, second the fact that the shell dissolves off is neat, and third it feels like a rubber ball.
The girls had so much fun with this one, they did “pop” one of the eggs but it cleaned up pretty easy so no big deal.
What is happening with this experiment? The egg shell is made of Calcium. Vinegar is an acetic acid which will break down the calcium of the egg shell. The first thing you will see in the experiment is the appearance of bubbles around your egg. This is Carbon Dioxide caused from the breakdown of the egg shell. Once the shell is gone you will see that the membrane is holding the egg together and it is rubbery feeling and translucent (which means almost see through).
Not only can you teach the kids a little science with this one but they will have fun.
Then let the kids check out the Naked Egg. It is rubbery and will bounce.
My little one thought it was funny to roll it at me while I was taking pictures. Freaked me out since they will pop.