How to Understand Osmosis with Eggs

In this article, you will be introduced to an experiment in which you can experience osmosis in real life, using eggs.

Steps

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    Put 2 eggs into a container with vinegar for 24 hours.
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    After 24 hours, remove the eggs from the vinegar.
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    Rinse and dry the eggs thoroughly.
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    Record the weights of both eggs.
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    Place each egg into a labelled cup.
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    Fill one cup with corn syrup and the other with distilled water.
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    Cover the cups with plastic wrap.
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    Leave the eggs in the cups for 24 hours.
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    After 24 hours, remove the eggs from the cups.
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    Clean the eggs off as much as you can. Be careful to not break the eggs.
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    Measure the weight of the eggs again.

Tips

  • Remember to keep track of which egg is which.
  • Clean the eggs as best as possible.
  • Be careful with the eggs.
  • Record the weights to 2 decimal places (if possible).
  • Keep your lab clean and neat.
  • Constantly make observations about your egg.

Warnings

  • Don't break your egg.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups
  • Scale
  • 2 Uncooked Eggs
  • White Vinegar
  • Distilled Water
  • Corn Syrup
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Wrap

Article Info

Categories: Science for Kids