This is a cool experiment to see what happens to the egg shell when an egg sits in white vinegar for a few days! Bet you’ve never gotten to hold an egg that isn’t cooked without the shell before? It is a neat feeling!
Disclaimer : this experiment takes a few days. Once you put the egg in the vinegar, it is to sit for two days.
> Fresh egg (we used brown as that was what we happened to have on hand)
> Mason jar with lid and ring (doesn’t matter the size, as long as egg can fit)
> White Vinegar
Gently place the egg in the mason jar.
Pour in the white vinegar with at least ½ inch space left at the top.
Screw the lid/ring on, but not too tightly to allow gas to escape. Now we wait to see what happens in two days!
Look what happened when we took our egg out! Most of the shell was off and the consistency of what was left was a slimy texture.
We gently ran water over and rubbed off what was left on the egg.
Check out the comparison to a regular egg!
For such an easy experiment, this yielded some neat results and was something my two year old could easily help me with.
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Photographs and content by: Heather Kucenski