- Online STEM
- Spring 2
- Excellent eggs!
What's inside an egg and how does its shape help it survive?
+ See a range of weird and wonderful eggs!
+ find out just how strong eggs are... or aren't!
+ Watch amazing demonstrations!
+ The older groups will also learn about protein structure and the chemistry of egg shells
Your home-education journal is already written!
In your booking confirmation email you'll receive a summary of the keywords, key concepts and student activities planned for this session. You can simply copy, paste and adapt it for your home-education journal and use it to help you discuss the learning with your child afterwards.
Tuesday 28th March
5-8s group: 11 - 11:50am (UK GMT)
8-12s group: 1 - 1:50pm (UK GMT)
11-16s group: 2:10 - 3pm (UK GMT)
(Select from the options below).
Equipment (To join an entirely optional practical)
It is a good idea to have a whiteboard or paper, pen, ruler and calculator to hand in each session.
- A tray or table cloth (to contain any mess)
- Four eggs of the same size (hopefully three will still be edible afterwards)!
- 6 identical plastic bottle tops (the sort you get on squash bottles are ideal but anything that provides six identical, strong, cylindrical shapes with a diameter narrower than the egg, ideally no more than about 2cm max., would work).
- a protective sheet of some sort A4 size (a silicone baking sheet, plastic document wallet or similar)
- An A4 hardback book
- At least 10 other books (supervision may be required to ensure these don't tumble onto anything / anyone)!
- A large glass, beaker or jar (ideally should fit an egg neatly in the bottom)
- Approx. 300mL vinegar (cheap "white" vinegar for cleaning is perfect, but any will do)
- Eye protection is recommended to prevent vinegar splashing in eyes.
Links suggest sources of appropriate resources
What might younger students need help with?
Supervision of young children is recommended to help them pile up books carefully!
They may need help if any eggs break, and with pouring vinegar carefully.
Price is for one device (screen) to join for one session.
Upon booking you will receive a photography consent form and opportunity to let us know about any Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).