Egg in a Bottle Experiment

Years ago I started a noon hour Mad Scientists Club and it was a HUGE hit with the Grade 1 to 3 set. We met once a week and the kids were totally pumped every time they came.

One of the experiments we did in our long-ago Mad Scientists Club was Egg in a Bottle (although on the kids' sheet I call it "Egg AND a Bottle" so that I don't give away the outcome :)).  I always did this experiment first because it's just so darn magical!! Even though it's not very hands-on, the kids love watching this.

This is the title page for the experiment book.  My kids put theirs in duotangs.

The worksheet will always follow this format. The children choose from 4 possible hypotheses.

Once they've decided on a hypothesis, each child receives an egg to colour and cut out.

The paper eggs are glued onto a chart paper graph. It's fun to see everyone's predictions and to have a large visual to save over the year. You could also glue photos of the results onto the graph afterwards.
I've also included an explanation for why the experiment works the way it does.

Click on any of the above images for your 5-page copy.

The other thing I'm going to do ~ which I think will be a blast ~ is to have each child wear their own lab coat. I'm going to ask the parents to send in an old large button-up white shirt. I'll cut the sleeves to length and clip a name tag to everyone's lab coat. 

I hope you'll find this weekly post useful. Marie, from The Hands-On Teacher in First has lots of great experiments, too.

Have a great evening!!


  1. I'm looking forward to your posts Barbara! I've already pinned this one. I have a little question. What do you do if a child makes a hypothesis that's not on the sheet?
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. This looks fun Barb. I am looking forward to your posts:)

    Surfin' Through Second

  3. Thanks for checking out my blog and joining as a follower. I stumbled across yours today and checked it out since you had some things about pandas. I enjoy pandas and have taught a unit about them in the past. I just decided that I'm going to make my communication binders using panda clip art.

    I'm glad my first freebie turned out. It's taken me awhile to figure out how to do it. I realized I forgot to save it as a pdf. I need to figure out how to do that since it does have clip art on it that requires that. Hmmm. There's so much to learn about blogging, but it is fun.

    The Teachers Jungle

  4. Great idea, I don't do enough science in my class. I still remember my 4th grade teacher doing the "egg in the bottle" experiment.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  5. I love this experiment too. We do it around Easter - doing my best to keep their minds off chocolate eggs.

    And, like you, I want to incorporate more science experiments this year.

    rubber boots and elf shoes

  6. Great idea Barbara. I'm looking forward to these posts.
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

  7. I am super excited about getting new ideas for science experiments! Thank you!

    First Grade Magic

  8. Love the science experiment! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Thanks Barbara! This looks like so much fun! I've never done this experiment before. I will definitely have to try this one out. Your freebie is great! Thank you for sharing!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  10. I would love to participate in MAD Scientist MONDAY! Thanks!!!

  11. I think this is a great idea! I love finding science resources. I am looking forward to these posts!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  12. Barbara, thanks for that sweet shout out! I do LOVE Science experiments. I do mine on Fridays, but anything that you like or find relatable, you can always link to :)

    SO cool!

    Thanks for the freebie :)

    The Hands-On Teacher in First!

  13. Thanks for all the positive comments!


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