Real Egg STEM! Ditch the plastic eggs and try out STEM activities with real eggs. Pull out a dozen eggs and use them for math, science, and engineering. Weigh them. Sink them. Drop them. Explore gravity, sink/float, and density.  We love simple egg experiments with inexpensive household items!

EGG STEM ACTIVITIES WITH REAL EGGS FOR SCIENCE LEARNING FOR KIDS!

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EGG EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS

Real eggs make for some awesome Egg STEM play and learning. We have already done a young kid friendly egg drop. These egg STEM activities below are definitely hands on learning for preschool.  I set up a variety of easy experiments and activities including weight, gravity, and sink/float salt water density. Grab a carton of eggs, a kitchen scale, and a few household items and let your egg STEM learning begin! Make sure to read What is STEM? to get you started!

Supplies Needed for Egg STEM:

  • Carton of eggs
  • Scale
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Container for water
  • Cardboard and plate

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We have really enjoyed this simple preschool scale to compare weights and volume of different objects. This time, for our egg STEM activities, we were taking a look at our eggs fresh from the farm. It was extra interesting because they were all different colors and sizes. Next we mixed about a cup and a half of salt into a medium sized container {dollar store}. Stir and stir. I did use warm water. What happens to the eggs?

We checked each egg to make sure it floated.

Make sure to test your egg in plain water first!

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Egg STEM wouldn’t be complete without a simple egg roll to take a look at gravity. He knows that gravity pulls stuff down. He wished there weren’t any gravity. Make sure to also check out this great Kids Gravity Experiments for more ideas. Of course, we had to just straight drop the egg onto a plate. It didn’t go to waste! We explored irreversible change next. One minute in the microwave and we have an edible egg!

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Now take the cardboard and bend it a little to make an egg drop ramp. Will the angle of the ramp slow the egg enough to keep the egg from breaking? We tried a few different angles from super low to medium high and we saved the eggs! Back in the carton for another meal. We ate the above egg too! Edible egg STEM!

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If you don’t have a special balance scale, you can also use a small kitchen scale and a container. Take a look at how much the eggs weigh. Either one at a time or all together, practice reading the numbers on the scale.

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Give your child room to explore and experiment without constant directing.

Lots of awesome Egg STEM activities for preschoolers. It’s also a great opportunity to practice moving slowly and carefully! You could also use hard boiled eggs for a bit less mess if you think the eggs might break easily! We had a blast with all of these Egg STEM activities.

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REAL EGG STEM ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL HANDS-ON LEARNING!

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2 Comments

  1. Great ideas! I love that you are sharing ideas for making STEM accessible at home. I try to do that too, it is so important!

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