Eggs at Rest Stay at Rest

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This is an activity about inertia, Newton's First Law of Motion. Learners will discover how an egg at rest, or any object at rest, stays that way. Materials are simple items you can find around the house, and the instructions include ideas for doing the same experiment with alternate supplies. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on Activity write-up only, images are unavailable.]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • 1 broom
  • 1 glass
  • water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pie pan (disposable works well)
  • 1 empty toilet paper roll


  • Physical Sciences
    • Energy
      • Potential and Kinetic Energy
    • Motion and Forces
      • Newton's Laws


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • TryScience