How can you get an egg inside a jar that has an opening smaller than the diameter of the egg? Find out in this weeks Imagine It! video.
Nothing is more fun that making a Naked Egg. Find out how to make one, or two or three! Read more
A “naked egg” is an egg that has no shell. Let me say that again, an egg with no shell. This is not something you normally run across and even when I show a naked egg to someone they often just don’t get the idea that the shell is gone – yet the egg stays intact. You might want to check out the anatomy of an egg to get an idea what we are dealing with. Read more
Can an ordinary egg support the weight of a 30 pound cement block? That was the question that Jeff and Joe, two of our Team members, were investigating this past Saturday in the Science Studio. They discovered that a single egg is not up to the task of supporting the brick. It just made a big mess on the bottom of the brick when it was crushed. (Actually, a visitor at the Science Studio insisted we try just one egg to see what would happen.)
So the question is how many eggs would you need to support the brick? After cracking a number of eggs in the name of science, the smallest number of eggs they could get to support a block was eight. Check out the video to see how they did it. Read more
April 1-30, 2011
OPEN 7 days a week in April!
Spring Break is here and we have tons of activities to keep you busy!
In Science Studio throughout the month will be EGGciting activities:
- “Cook” eggs in liquid nitrogen
- “Suck” an egg into a jar
- Soak eggs in vinegar and watch how they progress every day
- Squeeze an egg without breaking it
- Learn about egg density (floating and sinking eggs)
- Great egg carton take home activities!
Tons of EGGcitement throughout the month!
Eggs are fragile (and messy when they break!). Learn about materials engineering while protecting an egg during the classic egg drop challenge. Then we’ll push your family’s engineering skills to see if your egg can survive a journey down the zip line. Make sure you dress appropriately for this potentially messy workshop!
We will have 101.5 The River hanging out from 11am-2pm.
April 22nd & 23rd
Decorate your own easter eggs in Science Studio.
Closed for Easter.
Celebrate Earth Day with The University of Toledo and Imagination Station!
I’ve been poking around the internet and books for some cool experiments and information about eggs in general. I came across this really nice breakdown of the various parts of a chicken egg over at edinformatics.com and have duplicated the information below. I’ve always wondered what those white stringy things (Chalaza) are in my eggs when I make an omelet and now I know not only their name, but also what their function is inside the eggs!