For this experiment, you will need a tape measure, clear container with a lid, two eggs, large spoon and distilled white vinegar. First, measure and then record the circumference of the raw eggs. Place the eggs in the same container, and cover them with distilled vinegar. Write down your observations, then place the container in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Take a look at the egg after this time and write down what you observe, Return the egg to the refrigerator for 24 more hours.
Once the second 24 hours have passed, remove the container from the refrigerator, and carefully take the egg out of the container with a large spoon. Re-measure the circumference of the egg, and discuss the cause of the changes witnessed.
What happened to the egg?
Shell-less Egg in Corn Syrup/ Sugar Syrup
Create two shell-less eggs using the first experiment. Put one egg in a container covered with water and put the other one in a container covered with corn syrup. Refrigerate these containers overnight. Unlike water, corn syrup has a lower water concentration than the egg. The egg covered in corn syrup will be smaller than the egg covered in water because water will pass from the egg into the syrup.