Easy Science Experiments for Kids
We are always looking for new science experiments for kids to try. I have seen this one done a few times and every time I am amazed! Who knew that that the simple egg was so strong. I took these pictures while helping out with a kids program where this simple yet amazing experiment was demonstrated. Let me tell you, the looks on the kids faces were simply hilarious!
Have you tried Walking on Raw Eggs before?
Walking on Raw Eggs:
- A Dozen Raw Eggs in their carton ~ We used 5 dozen.
- Plastic to cover the floor ~ just in case:)
- A few volunteers to join in on this fun learning experiment.
Start by having the kids make a few predictions as to what will happen when they walk across the raw eggs. Some of my favorite, and very scientific predictions included…
“The eggs will crack and break!”
“Your feet will be covered in scrambled eggs!”
“You will have egg guts all over your feet!”
Make sure to remove your socks and shoes. This is one experiment that will only work if you are barefoot.
Lay out the plastic to protect the floor. Have the kids help arrange the egg cartons in a staggered pattern just like stepping stones. It will make it easier to step from one carton to the next.
The first carton of eggs is the hardest to step onto, you may want a friend to assist you. Try to disperse your weight onto as many eggs as possible and move slowly from carton to carton.
I loved listening to all the amazed oooo’s, ahhhhh’s, giggles and cheers. There is nothing like kids encouragement and amazement!
After the cheers settled, the kids wanted to see what would happen when you stood on only one egg. Splat! It just goes to prove that the little mighty egg is way stronger when in a group of its friends. This was the only egg that cracked during the experiment, the rest were still good to use as you would regularly.
If you are looking for the science explanation behind this fun experiment, make sure to check out Steve Spangler Science. It is my go to site for all things science.