Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Floating eggs !!

This is one simple experiment you can try doing with your child while prepping for meals in the kitchen. That's floating eggs !

What you'll need:
•One or two eggs if you want to see both results together
•Two cups tall enough for the eggs to float

1.Pour water into the cups until it is about half full.
2.Stir in lots of salt (about 6 tablespoons)while the other cup remains with just plain water without salt.
3.Gently lower the egg into the water and watch what happens.

Salt water is denser than ordinary tap water, the denser the liquid the easier it is for an object to float in it.

When you lower the egg into the liquid it drops through the normal tap water, whereas in the cup containing salt water, the egg actually floats and Xav was of course amazed with what he saw ! Floating eggs !

Try it out and have fun !

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