Egg in a Bottle: Science Experiments at Home
- Boiled Egg
- Glass Bottle
- Kitchen lighter
- Paper strip
WHAT TO DO :-
Take the strip of paper and light one end of it with the kitchen lighter. Once it is lit, quickly push it into the bottle and place the egg on the bottle’s opening.
WHAT HAPPENS :-
The egg slithers into the bottle almost immediately after the strip of paper is dropped in the bottle.
WHY THIS HAPPENS :-
The pressure in the bottle reduces when the fire used up the oxygen inside. As the egg prevents air from entering the bottle, the force of the air pressure outside the bottle, pushes the egg inside.
Now that you know that a peeled egg can fit into the bottle, try this experiment with an unpeeled egg. Why doesn’t the egg fit into the bottle this time round?
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