Egg science comes over-easy this time of year. Whether you are boiling eggs, dyeing eggs, or both, there are easy questions you can ask with your kids to turn the activity into a hands-on science experiment that everyone will enjoy.
In the past few years, the process of preparing colorful, hard-boiled eggs has taken on new and very scientific significance for me as a parent. In turning the seemingly simple act of egg dyeing into a hands-on science endeavor with my kids, we have asked a variety of science questions (one at a time) and experimented with various steps in the process of boiling and dyeing.
If you will be boiling, dyeing, cracking, or hiding eggs this week with your kids at home or students at school, I hope you find science-minded inspiration and support for at-home science in the following family science posts from Easters past:
- A Family Science Hop Along: Egg-centric Science Exploration
- Hard-Boiled Science
- Putting Your Eggs All in One (Dye) Basket
- Egghead Science: The Strong and the Weak of It
- Silk Tie Dyed Easter Eggs
- Soft-boiling Eggs
- A Close-up Look at Egg Shells: One Family's Science Experience
This year, I am not planning to run kid experiments with dyeing or boiling. Instead, we got hands-on, ahead of time, with a bag of plastic eggs and the ping pong catapult. Stay tuned for a photo recap of some serious egghead-launching fun! [Update! See how our plastic eggs experiment with the Ping Pong Catapult went. Super fun!]
Don't Miss This Egg Success Story
This story of a fourth grader's science project and his experience using silk ties to dye eggs is a great science project success story to share with your students. You can talk with them about pH and even try tie dyeing eggs as a group or home science activity!