Egg in a Bottle - A SICK Science Experiment
With just a few household items, we can show you how a hard-boiled egg can squeeze right through the mouth of a bottle. The Egg in a Bottle Trick is a science classic, dating back at least a hundred years. It's a brilliant method of teaching just how powerful air pressure can be and the trick is also a great way of messing with your friends. We won't stop there, we'll also show you how to perform a gravity defying version of the trick… it's an "eggsclusive" upside-down twist!
- Hardboiled eggs (peeled)
- Large-mouthed bottle
- Matches or lighter
- Strips of paper
- Small birthday candles
- Adult supervision
- **You can get everything you need with the Egg in a Bottle kit!**
How Does It Work?
- Consider including in the directions... Review by Heather R.
1) A notation to peel the egg.
2) A more detailed direction on how to (or not) blow into the flask in order to retrieve the egg.
Fortunately, we tried this out with colleagues prior to classroom exposure. The grand finale of the attempt to remove the egg is linked via YouTube. Don't try this at home, kids, nor without safety goggles.
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- Steve Spangler Science Web Team
(Posted on February 18, 2013)
- Always a hit! Review by Laura
Kids AND adults love this. I have also done it with a glass widemouth salad dressing bottle. If you don't want to worry about the flame inside the bottle you can also use rubbing alcohol and drop the lighted match in the bottle. The flame goes out and the egg sucks right in.
(Posted on October 4, 2009)
- AWSOME EXPEREMENT Review by Christ Lopez
This experement was and is really cool. i just tried it and its really easy to do.
(Posted on May 29, 2011)
- Great Project!!! Review by Pat
My son did this project in the eighth grade and he made an A on it. He now has a project due in the tenth grade and he wants to do this one again. We loved it so much that we are about to do it AGAIN!!! Simply awesome!!!
(Posted on January 8, 2012)
- egg in the bottle trick Review by pooh
okay my science teacher is doing this experiment and we have to find out the reason for the egg falling in the bottle and this goes perfectly with it! thanks for making this video it helped so many people :D
(Posted on September 11, 2012)
- LOVE IT!!!!! Review by babay
i remember that i did this trick in 3rd grade!!!!!!
(Posted on October 22, 2012)
- Friendly Experiment Review by Leidys
This is amazing! I'm doing it and it's a lot of fun. Also when I watched the video it was really amazing how the egg came out :)
(Posted on November 22, 2009)
- Egg into the bottle with fire Review by Sally
It really works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My kids loved this experiment!!!
(Posted on October 10, 2009)
- science Review by miranda
I'm doin a project in science on how science doesnt suck things in. this goes with it perfectly!
(Posted on October 8, 2011)