Bouncy Egg

Can you make an egg bounce? Try this simple chemistry experiment and see the shell of an egg dissolve! You'll be left with a surprise and a fun, bouncy egg. 

  1. Ages: 5 - 16

  2. 2+ hours

  3. Super messy

Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your ingredients!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Pour some vinegar into a jar. Make sure you have enough to cover your egg.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Place your egg into the jar and close the lid.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Now you'lll have to wait for 3-4 days for the bouncy egg to be ready! You should start to see the eggshell fizz. Check back to see the progress of your bouncy egg.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Time to play! Drop your egg 3-5 inches from the table. What happens? If you drop it from a higher spot, your bouncy egg may burst! If this happens, you can take a look at the membrane that was holding the egg together.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Photo reference of how to complete step 6

    Tip

    Try experimenting with different eggs, such as a smaller quail egg. For an extra colorful experiment, add some food coloring into the vinegar to get a bouncy egg.

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