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How to stand on eggs!

How to stand on eggs!

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You will need:

Two cartons of eggs

One wooden board, or a large book

Measuring weights

Three chairs.

Stand on eggs science experiment - materials needed
1 Stand on eggs science experiment - materials needed

Place three chairs around the two open cartons of eggs.

2 Stand on eggs science experiment - ready to go

Sit on the middle chair and place your hands on the other two chairs.

3 Stand on eggs science experiment - pushing off the desks

Put one foot on each carton of eggs.

4 Stand on eggs science experiment - standing on eggs

Supporting your weight with the two chairs, carefully raise yourself upright so that you slowly put more weight on the eggs until you are completely standing on them without the support of the chairs!

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Why Does This Happen

Egg shells are very strong if they are compressed. The curved shape of the egg shell allows the force to be spread horizontally and vertically throughout the shell.

You can think of an egg shell as being like a 360 degree arched bridge. Engineers have known about the strength of arches for thousands of years. Arches are very stable and allow building structures to support a lot of weight. Some structures built by the ancient Romans have survived thousands of years due arches built into their design.

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