Home science experiments: Super-strength eggs

As part of our home science experiment series, we are showing you how to gets hands on with science to make learning more fun.

The video below explains how you can demonstrate the incredible strength of egg shells to amaze your friends. All you’ll need is a few typical household items and then you can learn all about the distribution of forces. The domed shape of the egg shells helps to spread the weight of any object placed on top, transferring it evenly down to the table underneath. This is the same principle used when making arched bridges.

Before you get started with this experiment, all you will need is:

  • Empty egg shells
  • Scissors
  • Books or magazines

Now watch the video to find out what to do and exactly how this amazing experiment works….

Plus take a look at:

How to make invisible ink

How to make a magnet

How to create a rainbow

How to bend water

Grow your own crystals 

How to make a catapult