Easter is just around the corner so why not use your time with your family in lockdown for some egg-mazing egg coloring. Have you ever wondered what happens to an egg when it’s soaked in vinegar? In this experiment, we will learn about the reaction between an acid and a base.
Caution: Always wash your hands with soap and water after you handle raw eggs.
What You Need:
-3 jars or cups
- White Vinegar
- 3 whole eggs
- Fill the jars with enough vinegar to cover the eggs.
- Add a few drops of food coloring to each cup.
- Carefully add an egg to each cup.
- Place the cups in the refrigerator and leave them overnight.
Here’s what’s happening:
Eggshells are absorbent. The acidity of the vinegar breaks down the shell of the egg ever so slightly so that the egg dye can infuse into the shell.
I found this experiment out of this awesome book that I purchased from Amazon. Chatterton, C. (2018). Awesome Science Experiments for Kids. Emeryville, CA: Rockridge Press.
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