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A Stand-up Egg


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    The Exploratorium

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A Stand-up Egg

In this science trick, learners get an egg to stand-up on its long-axis vertical to a table's top. Learners use salt grains, which are virtually unnoticeable to viewers, to give an egg's center of gravity a larger base of support.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • A raw egg
  • Some salt
  • A hard flat surface

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
      • Center of Gravity
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Muller, Eric

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Do Science, ©1994

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