The Flying Egg Experiment is proof that homeschooling is fun. We were reviewing Newton’s law’s of motion. To prove the first law, we did an interesting experiment, during which an egg fell into the glass of water. My children enjoying wacking the plate over and over and haven’t broken a single egg!
The Flying Egg Experiment
You need: a glass of water, an egg, a toilet paper tube, a foil pie plate
Directions: Place the pie plate over the glass of water. Put the tube directly in the center of the pie plate and in the center of the glass. Put the egg on the tube sideways.
Now, kick the pie plate from under the egg, left to right (or vice-versa.) Do it swiftly. The egg will fall directly into the glass of water!
The reason this experiment works is that an object at rest will remain at rest ( the egg doesn’t move unless you move it.) When the egg starts moving ( by you kicking the plate from underneath it,) the egg continues to move in a straight line, directly into the glass, therefore proving the first law of motion.