Egg in a Bottle

In this classic demonstration, students will use differences in air pressure to force an egg into a bottle. This demonstration only takes 10 minutes and leaves your students in awe of the laws of matter! All the materials for the demo can easily be found at home, making it great for a virtual lesson.

Objectives

  • Describe the characteristics of air.
  • Explain how air pressure works.
  • Discuss how air pressure affects our daily lives.

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Egg in a Bottle

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