Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Eggsperiment For Children

Are your children on that week-long hiatus from school which is also known as Spring break? Are they already bored? Don't worry I have a fun toothy eggsperiment for them!

  • 4 eggs (3 boiled. 1 raw)
  • 1 can dark soda (ie: Coke, Pepsi, Root Beer)
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 cup of tea
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 5 clear plastic cups
  1.  Take the hard boiled eggs and put them in separate plastic cups and cover one with soda, one with coffee and the last one with tea.
  2. Put the raw egg in a plastic cup and cover with vinegar.
  3.  After 5-10 minutes have them check on the eggs covered in the soda,coffee and tea to see how stained they are. Then check on them periodically through out the day to see the difference in color.
  4. Let all eggs sit overnight and check on them in the morning.
  5.  Talk with your child about how the soda, coffee and tea affected the egg shells and how that can affect their teeth the same way. 
  6. Now take a look at the raw egg that was covered in vinegar. This will represent how plaque eats away at the tooth's enamel just like it dissolved the shell.  
I think this would be a fun visual way to show children how important brushing our teeth really is.

I found this experiment here!

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