It may seem like the lowly egg doesn’t have much to offer, but it can be the subject of some fascinating science experiments! Kids will love exploring this breakfast staple and seeing all the fascinating ways it can be used to explore scientific principles. Check out our list of Egg Science Experiments.
We love doing experiments that excite and inspire curiosity. One of the ways to do this is to use everyday items in spectacular and new ways.
Eggs are one of those items that are packed full of scientific surprises!
Now I am actually a very hesitant user of eggs in science experiments. Why? Because I am extremely allergic to raw eggs. I need to be so careful. And frankly I don’t quite trust that I won’t have a reaction, but with careful planning and ensuring my kids are mature enough to handle the eggs safely, we have successfully done lots of great egg experiments.
Not all of these experiments use actual eggs though, I have rounded up some really fun experiments that all have an egg theme, sometimes with no actual eggs involved! Better for my allergy risk and if you have a classroom with students with egg allergies it will give you some options and ideas.
Ready for some egg-citing science fun? Let’s go!
Egg Drop Challenge
There are a few ways you can do an egg drop challenge. You can engineer and build structures to help protect the egg from breaking, which is a fantastic challenge for a camp or classroom or club setting. The kids can all learn from each other’s designs to see what worked and what didn’t work. We decided to try a different route and did our Egg Drop Challenge with Oobleck. Cue the non-Newtonian Fluid fun!
Crystal Egg Geode Science Experiment
This is one of the prettiest experiments ever! I am just obsessed with how gorgeous they turned out, and once we overcame an ingredient fail, it was actually a very easy science experiment. The results are also extremely tough, which is great for your younger elementary kids. Check out how easy it is to make these gorgeous Crystal Egg Geodes.
Dragon’s Egg Gummies – Polymer Science
Everyone loves a science experiment that results in a tasty treat! And that is exactly what you get with this polymer science experiment where kids learn how to make gummy candies inspired by dragon’s eggs. We also did them in the Rainbow colours, so there is a bit of a colour lesson too. Did I mention they are delicious? So good! Get the full recipe and lesson for Dragon Egg Gummies here.
DIY Decorate Easter Egg Bath Bombs
This is a fun activity making easy Easter Egg bath bombs at home that kids can then decorate just like regular Easter Eggs! We love making bath bombs as it is a great way to explore chemistry with kids. Plus everyone loves a fizzy bath bomb! You can also make these ahead of time and put them in some plastic eggs so the kids can decorate them on Easter, then take a nice relaxing bath with their creation.
Golden Egg Bath Bombs – Harry Potter
Inspired by our love of Harry Potter and the gorgeous golden dragon eggs in the Triwizard Tournament, we made these Golden Egg Bath Bombs. Just like in the movie, you take these golden eggs into the bath to release the magic! In this case it is a fantastic, bubbly chemical reaction that gives us that bath bomb fizz. Bath bomb making is an incredible project for kids to learn chemistry and make wonderful homemade gift ideas. Learn how to make Golden Egg Bath Bombs for your Harry Potter fan.
Egg in Vinegar Experiment and Cell Study
In this project we are shelling a raw egg. It sounds incredible, and in a lot of ways it is! Using chemistry we remove the shell, leaving the raw egg still in the membrane. The result is a somewhat bouncy egg (don’t bounce too hard or SPLAT!), that allows you to see inside the egg. Using colours, we are also about to study osmosis and cell structure. This is a fascinating study for kids of all ages. Get the full Egg in Vinegar Experiment and Cell Study here.
Monster Eyes Rubber Eggs
This fun activity is a fun, Halloween twist on the traditional Egg in Vinegar Experiment above. But this time we make them into a bowl full of Monster Eyes. They are bouncy, they are squishy, they are rubbery, and they are totally perfect for Halloween!
How To Naturally Dye An Egg
In the spring, especially around Easter, kids love colouring their eggs. One exciting way to colour eggs is by using natural items. This can create some gorgeous colours that will wow your kids!
Hatching Dino Eggs – Fizzy Science
Need a crowd pleasing activity? Try hatching dino eggs! This classic chemistry experiment using a basic sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and vinegar reaction to produce spectacular results as kids of all ages will excitedly work to hatch their baby dinosaurs and set them free! Learn how to make your own fun Fizzing Dino Eggs.
Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs
We loved our dino eggs so much we decided to make a bath bomb version. With these bath bombs a baby dinosaur is hidden inside, and to hatch your dinosaur you need to take a bath! As your bath bomb fizzes away your baby dinosaur will finally hatch. Another great chemistry experiment for kids. Get the step by step directions on how to make your own Dinosaur Bath Bombs For kids.
Thermal Study with Starlite
One of the most fascinating ways to explore the thermal insulating powers of Starlite Material was to test it on eggs. We used eggs a number of different ways in this experiment which is an amazing way to see how some simple kitchen pantry items, can create a product with incredible insulating powers. A great science experiment exploring heat transfer. Check out the video to see the eggs and Starlite in action.
More Easter Egg Ideas
Another fun activity that you can store in plastic eggs is to make Peeps Playdough.
A super easy and delicious treat is to make Eggs in a Nest. This no bake recipe is fun for all ages to make and eat!
Want more? Why not try this Egg in a Bottle experiment from Left Brain Craft Brain?
Or swap out the potato in this salt water floating experiment for an egg. The results are the same!