Make an egg that bounces

Make an egg that bounces

Children love to learn and experiment with new things. Try this bouncing egg science experiment that is fun to do and will teach kids about osmosis. Watch our video tutorial to show you how.

What you need:

  • Egg
  • Plastic cup
  • Vinegar
  • Plastic spoon
  • Paper towel

Number of players:


Watch the below video to see how to do the bouncy egg experiment.


Place an egg in a plastic cup and completely cover with vinegar.

Place the cup somewhere where it doesn’t have to be moved for four days.

The vinegar will dissolve the eggshell.

After two days, use a plastic spoon to remove the egg from the cup.

Lay it down on a paper towel so that it can dry.

The eggshell will have completely dissolved.

Take the egg outdoors and from a low height gently bounce it.


  • Osmosis is the process where water passes into tissues through a semi-permeable membrane.
  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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