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Square Egg Experiment

Surprise someone with a square egg dish today and keep them wondering!

You'll need:

  1. Egg
  2. Recycled cereal box
  3. Pencil
  4. Ruler
  5. Scissors
  6. Tape
  7. Pot
  8. Stove
  9. Water
  10. Rubberband

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Steps:

1. Make a 3.8cm square box out of a cereal box. Fold and make sure the glossy and waxy surface is on the inside of the box. Tape the edges together. 

2. Bring one egg to boil for 7-10 minutes in a pot. Remove from heat and gently peel the eggshell.

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3. Slowly push the egg into the box, pointy end facing down. 

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4. Carefully close the box, wrap it with 2 rubber bands around. 

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5. Refrigerate for about 2 hours. 

You'll have a square egg after!

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Learn More!

When you boil an egg, molecular chemistry is doing its work. Eggs are made up of two kinds of molecules: protein and water. 

When the boiled egg cools down, the proteins settle and its bonds solidify to form the shape of a rubbery egg. When it's still hot, the bonds between the proteins are moldable. That is why when you place a hot hard-boiled egg into a square box, it comes out in a cubic form!




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