Science experiment: Floating or sinking egg?

Science experiment: Floating or sinking egg?

Create a fascinating science egg experiments for kids in your kitchen and have the them gett involved in science and asking why? Quick, fun and easy science experiments for kids.

What you need:

  • two eggs
  • two bowls
  • salt
  • tablespoon
  • warm tap water

Number of players:


Fill both of the bowls with warm tap water. 

Add three tablespoons of salt to one of the bowls.

Stir thoroughly until the salt is dissolved in the water.

Place one egg in each bowl.

One egg should float and one egg should sink.

The egg in the salt water should float.

Why? Because the salt water makes the water denser, therefore the egg floats.

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