Today we have an awesome Easter Science Experiment from Mary Kate Werner who blogs at Christianity Cove.
All kids know that eggs are part of the Easter tradition, but some may not know why. To ancient people the egg was a symbol of fertility and a sign of spring. In Christian times the egg became a symbol of the rock tomb out of which Christ emerged to a “new” life. This easy experiment will show the magnificence of His creations.
• Four fresh (not boiled eggs) of the same size
• Eight water bottle or small soda bottle caps
• A bunch of heavy hardback books
• Bathroom scale
• Paper and pencil
It may be hard to believe that one could place more than seventy pounds atop of just four eggs without breaking the eggs, but our science experiment will prove that it can be done. It will also demonstrate the magnificence of our Lord’s design of the universe and everything in it.
1. Place four of the bottle caps upside down on a table about six inches apart in a rectangle.
2. Place the four eggs in bottle caps so that the eggs are tall, not wide.
3. Place the other four bottle caps on the eggs so that they are like little caps.
4. Begin placing books one at a time on top of the eggs.
5. Watch the four eggs and make a note of how many books were placed before one cracks.
6. Now weigh the books. This will tell you how much pressure was put on the eggs before one broke.
7. Clean up the mess. (Not difficult because usually only one egg cracks.)
Note: During one experiment the eggs withstood up to 78 pounds.
The eggs’ shape makes them withstand pressure, but their thinness lets them break when the chick’s egg tooth pecks it open. Triangles and arches are the strongest shapes; eggs are basically 3D arches. This is part of our Lord’s great design which demonstrates the miracle of His creations.
When we consider the intricacies of how things are made, we might think of our Lord as the greatest of architects and designers. By looking at something as simple as an egg, we see that the egg not only nourishes, it is also the beginning of life for all creatures. And it is perfectly made.
When we accept Jesus into our hearts, our spirits are like these eggs. They are strong, but they are new. Jesus wants us to grow out of our shells and into His arms, where our souls can grow big and strong.
Mary Kate Warner
Mary-Kate is a regular blogger at Christianity Cove ( http://www.christianitycove.com/). You can often find her writing about Christian Parenting, Homeschool Teaching, Bible Study and Sunday School Activities, Faith and inspiring children to love God. Follow her at @SundaySchoolGal Facebook Google+ & Pinterest