STEAM Activity, STEM Activity: Egg In A Bottle

What Kids Learn From This STEAM Activity

In the STEAM activity, Egg in a Bottle, kids learn about air pressure and the scientific method. They place a hard-boiled egg on the mouth of a bottle, then use heat to create higher pressure inside the bottle. When you heat the air inside a closed container like a bottle, it expands and creates higher pressure. When you stop heating it, and the air cools down, it contracts, creating lower pressure inside compared to the outside. This pressure difference causes the egg to be pushed into the bottle because air always moves from high-pressure areas to low-pressure areas. This activity teaches kids about the relationship between temperature, pressure, and gases, fostering an understanding of basic physics principles in a fun and hands-on way.

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What We Need For This STEAM Activity

STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Egg In A Bottle Materials
STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Egg In A Bottle Materials

 

How to Do the STEAM Activity Egg In A Bottle

  1. Ensure that the glass bottle has a mouth that is smaller than a hard-boiled egg can go through.

    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Egg In A Bottle - The glass bottle has mouth that is smaller than a hard boiled egg can go through
    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Egg In A Bottle – The Glass Bottle Has Mouth That Is Smaller Than a Hard-boiled Egg Can Go Through.
  2. Ignite the paper: Light a small piece of paper on fire using matches or a lighter. (Kids need adult’s help and supervision.)

    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Egg In A Bottle - Ignite The Paper
    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Egg In A Bottle – Ignite The Paper
  3. Drop the paper into the bottle: Quickly drop the burning paper into the bottle and place the egg on top immediately.

    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Egg In A Bottle - Drop The Paper Into The Bottle
    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Egg In A Bottle – Drop The Paper Into The Bottle
  4. Observe the magic: Watch as the egg gets pulled into the bottle as the paper burns out. It’s due to the change in air pressure inside the bottle.
    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Egg In A Bottle - Drop The Paper Into The Bottle - Observe The Magic
    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Egg In A Bottle – Drop The Paper Into The Bottle – Observe The Magic

     

    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Egg In A Bottle - Drop The Paper Into The Bottle - Observe The Magic
    Egg In A Bottle – Drop The Paper Into The Bottle – Observe The Magic

Variations & Challenges

  • Attempt to fit multiple eggs into the bottle at once for an added challenge.
  • Encourage kids to explain the scientific principles behind the experiment, such as air pressure and temperature, to deepen their understanding.

 

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Author

  • Isabelle

    Isabelle has been an entrepreneur for last 22 years in retail and educational industry. She is also a mom to a child in elementary school. She believes that when kids are curious and use their imagination, amazing things can happen. She is particularly interested in STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). She believes when children are encouraged to develop STEAM skills from a young age, they gain valuable tools to tackle future challenges in a creative, imaginative, and innovative manner. She enjoys researching STEAM and craft activities, plays, toys and resources and share with parents.

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