Forces and Motion

Spinning Eggs

Enrichment Activity for 5-11 11-14

What you need

  • A raw egg
  • A hard-boiled egg


  1. First spin the hard-boiled egg
  2. Stop it and let go immediately
  3. Watch what happens
  4. Now spin the raw egg
  5. Stop it and let it go immediately

Results and Explanation

The egg starts spinning! The yolk and the white aren't attached to the shell so they carry on moving when you stop the raw egg. Get a friend to mix up the eggs and use the trick to tell them apart.

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