Easter is almost here! I am sure your kiddos are super excited, if they are anything like my children. Even though we consider our selves a Christian homeschool family, we still enjoy taking part in the fun of the “Easter Bunny” too. So, of course Easter egg decorating is on the top of our list. With any holiday, I like to incorporate the theme into our homeschooling. So, I found some awesome fun and educational 2nd grade science “egg” themed experiment’s on the fabulous internet! Below are my top 3 favorites that I found on HubPages. To find more cool egg experiment’s, check out HubPages- Fun and Easy Egg Experiments for Kids. *Ask your child what they think will happen before you preform any of these experiment’s. It’s be fun to see what they think before and their reaction after*
- Spinning Around- Place a hard-boiled egg and a raw egg on the table. Spin each of them and observe what happens. The boiled egg will spin faster. The raw egg will spin slowly.
- To Sink or to Float- Place the two glasses of warm water on a table. Add about 10 heaping tablespoons of salt to one of the glasses and stir until the salt is dissolved in the water. Place one raw egg in each glass and observe what happens. The raw egg in the normal water will sink to the bottom while the raw egg in the salt water will float to the top.
- Egg in the Bottle- First, set a hard-boiled, peeled egg in the mouth of the bottle. The egg should sit in the opening without falling in. Now, move the egg away and light a piece of newspaper and drop it into the bottle. Quickly place the egg over the opening of the bottle, with the narrow part of the egg pointing down into the bottle. As you watch, you will see that the egg will get sucked down into the bottle. If you try to get the egg back out of the bottle. It won’t be able to go back through the opening without breaking apart.
Wishing Everyone Happy Easter!