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High School

207-01 116th Avenue, Cambria Heights, New York 11411
Rosemarie O'Mard, Principal
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Living Environment Project:-

The Egg Experiment

Materials: 1 raw, uncooked egg, 1 cup of clear vinegar, 1 cup of corn or maple syrup, 1 cup of distilled water (tap water works ok too), if you have food coloring, great, if not it’s ok, container with lid if you like.

Procedure: Pour the clear vinegar into the container, place the egg in the vinegar.  The vinegar should cover the egg.  Let the egg sit for 2-3 days.  With the egg still in the container, pour out the vinegar and add the corn or maple syrup until it covers the egg.  Let the egg sit for 2-3 days.  With the egg still in the container, pour out the corn or maple syrup and add the water until it covers the egg. (If you have food coloring add it to the water before setting the egg in it)  Let the egg sit for 2-3 days.

Hypothesis: I predict that……. Make a prediction of what will happen to the egg, egg shell, vinegar,  corn syrup and water.  Will the egg expand, or shrink, will the egg shell change color, will the vinegar evaporate or disappear, etc.

Observations: Record your daily observations of the eggs appearance, egg shell, amount of liquid, etc.

Example:

Day 1: I put the egg in the vinegar, nothing happened.

Day 2: The egg is starting to……

Conclusion: Were your hypotheses’ correct?  What was the end result?  How does this relate to the concept of diffusion?