Monday, June 29, 2009

Disappearing Eggshell

Romans loved to wear pearls and once Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, drank a pearl at a Roman banquet. She dropped a pearl worth 10 million Roman dollars into a glass of vinegar. The vinegar dissolved the pearl and then she drank it.

We tried the experiment with an eggshell. We put the eggshell in vinegar last Wednesday.

Today, 5 days later, most of the egg shell was gone.


Jenn said...

That's pretty cool!

Cynthia said...

You've inspired me to perform my very own kitchen science experiments stemming from only one question. "What would happen if....?" LOL

I wonder what would happen if I did that with an egg straight out of the fridge. Hmm. Think I'll give that a try!!