Floating Egg Science Experiment
The Floating Egg
Eggs sink in regular tap water, but creating a saltwater solution… that’s an egg-citingly different story.
We’ve shown you how different sodas will either sink or swim in plain tap water, but what’s the deal with eggs? Drop as many eggs into plain tap water as you want, but they’ll all sink to the bottom. In the Floating Egg experiment, we’ll show you how the addition of something as simple as table salt, can drastically alter what happens to eggs in water
Supplies Needed for the Floating Egg Science Experiment
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Tall Drinking Glass
Floating Egg Science Experiment Instructions
Step 1 – Fill a tall drinking glass about 3/4 full of water
Step 2 – Place the egg into the glass of watch and watch it sink…
But this is the Floating Egg Experiment, right?
Step 3 – Fill another tall drinking glass about 3/4 full of water
Step 4 – Add 3 Tablespoons of Salt and stir until combined
Step 5 – Place the egg into the glass and watch it float
How Does the Floating Egg Science Experiment Work
The egg will sink in regular tap water because the density of the water is less than the density of the egg itself. Adding sale to the water increases it’s density making it more dense than the egg. Therefore the egg will float in the salt water.
I hope you enjoyed the experiment. Here’s some printable instructions.