Friday, April 3, 2015

Hoppy Easter!


Hoppy Easter!  My friends and I from Upper Grade Memoirs are teaming up to bring you a little spring fun on this Easter weekend.  Thanks to the TimeHop app, I was reminded of a fun experiment that my daughter and I did a few years ago with hard boiled eggs.  I couldn't help but find a little time to work it into my science class!  Plus, it gave us a chance to take a field trip to the Home Economics room in the high school!!!  Our Mission: Discover how many minutes does an egg need to boil in order to be ready for Easter egg coloring?  :)

We first began by making a prediction of how many minutes each of us think it will take for the eggs to be perfectly hard boiled.

Then, we began by boiling a pot of water with a dozen eggs.  You could theoretically do as few or as many as you wish but I chose a dozen to work with the intervals of one minute...and I already knew the answer!  Once the water begins to boil, start a timer.

After one minute passed, we pulled out an egg.

Then, we broke it in a muffin tin so we could make observations.

Each of the kids used their recording sheet to record their observations.  You can download the recording sheet {here}.

Each and every minute, we would pull out another egg.  We discussed the amount of the egg that was solid versus liquid.

We had a blast!  In the end, TWELVE minutes was the magic number!!!


Now, a blog hop wouldn't be complete without a giveaway, right?!?!  We have teamed up to bring you one of these adorable wreaths from Marina's Custom Designs!  There are so many options and they are ALL amazing!  Be sure to enter the giveaway by following Upper Grade Memoirs on Facebook.


6 comments:

  1. What a great idea to do with your students! I'm sure they loved this experiment. Thanks, Sandy

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    1. Thanks! My kids loved it! The only problem--12 eggs, 20 kids! :)

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  2. Amanda,

    I love this! I'm saving this for personal use when I have kids. I love making the holidays educational!

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    1. My daughter and I did it a few years ago! She loved it! :)

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  3. This is a great experiment! My son will love this! Thanks for sharing your great idea!

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    1. You're welcome! I hope he loves it!!! :)

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