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Egg Walk Experiment

egg walk

Here is a fun experiment – walking on eggs.

Supplies: Two or more one-dozen eggs in the carton

Step 1: Evaluate the eggs in the carton. Make sure you don’t start with any cracked eggs. Make sure the eggs are all facing the same way – the large rounded end should be on the bottom.

egg walk

Step 2: Step on the eggs!!! See how your weight distribution will allow you stand on them without breaking.

egg walk

How does it work you ask? Well, the unique shape of an egg is the secret. This shape gives the egg tremendous strength with its high top-arch and bottom-arch similar to a three-dimensional arch which is one of the strongest architectural forms. So by putting the pressure on the arches the egg becomes extremely strong. Plus the carton plays a part in its strength by allowing the egg to sit up right placing all of the pressure on its strongest points. Give it a try! Your kids will be amazed.

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