Silver Egg Illusion

Edited by David Collins, Eng, Inukshuk

Materials

  • Glass of water
  • Lighter
  • Tongs
  • 1 Egg
  • Candle

Adult supervision is required for this experiment

Steps

  1. 1
    Fill your clear glass with some water
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  2. 2
    Make sure that you have adult supervision for this experiment since we will be using a lighter and candle
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  3. 3
    Light the candle using your lighter
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  4. 4
    Use your tongs to pick up the egg, then pass it through the flame
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  5. 5
    You want to coat the entire outside layer of the egg in soot from the candle
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    You know you have correctly covered the egg when the shell is dark black all the way around.
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  6. 6
    Pick up your egg using the tongs and place it in your cup underwater
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  7. 7
    If you try this experiment and the egg is not as shiny as you would like it to be, give it a second pass through the candle's flame
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Video: Silver Egg Illusion

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Categories : Arts & Crafts

Recent edits by: Eng, David Collins

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