Eggsperiment 2: Egg Drains

The second experiment I did with the science eggs was to calculate the average weights and densities of the egg contents.


After initially weighing the eggs, I hollowed out them out, just like in the previous experiment. This process is a little time consuming; first you have to carefully poke a small hole in the top of the egg, and then a larger hole in the bottom. Waiting for the egg goo to drain out is almost as fun as it sounds, so I used an unbent paper clip and helped pull the stuff out.

When all the goo was drained into a 100-mL beaker, I rinsed of the egg and set it aside to dry. It should be noted that all the measurements for the liquid amounts are very approximate (I sort of rounded to the nearest ml).

When the empty egg shell was dry, I weighed it a second time. Taking the initial egg weight and subtracting the final weight of the shell I was given the approximate weight of the egg goo. Density was found by diving the approximate weight of the goo and dividing it by the amount of goo.

This chart shows the recorded values:

Egg Chart

*Note: the density of water is about 1.0 g/mL

And here are some pictures from the ooey gooey process!


That’s all, yolks!


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