Green Eggs And…

April 26, 2010

Freaky, Homeschool

Dr. Seuss was right! There is such a thing as green eggs! And I think Sam I Am was nutso for liking them. Yicko.

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That, my dear reader, is a green egg. My son read about an experiment with vinegar and a raw egg, and wanted to try it. The experiment was about OSMOSIS. Can you say OSMOSIS, boys and girls? :roll: Anyway, the raw egg sits in a jar of vinegar for a few days. The shell totally disappears. It’s gross. The vinegar dissolves it into this foamy stuff at the top, and then dissipates into, uh, my kitchen air. :-p

After a few days, he drained the vinegar and add water. The experiment said to add corn syrup to the jar, but I didn’t have any. Se we used food coloring. My son chose green. A nice, slimy color very fitting for this experiment, I think.
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So after a few more days, he drained the green water. And we got the egg. We thought it was like a boiled egg, solid all the way through. My son placed the egg on the kitchen counter (see photo above) and attempted to stab it with a knife.

“Wait!” I said.

I placed the egg in a small dish. JUST. IN. CASE.

Hohboy, am I glad I did that! We poked the egg, and >POP<.

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That’s even grosser. YUK!

So it wasn’t solid inside. But the jelly stuff inside is green. I guess that’s OSMOSIS. The food coloring passed through the egg’s thin membrane, and affected the liquid around the yolk. Science is so disgusting.

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10 Responses to “Green Eggs And…”

  1. The Other Alice Says:

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!! That is sooooooooooooo disgusting. I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them, Sam-I-Am! I would not eat them in a house, I would not eat them with a mouse! I do not like them, Sam-I-Am!

    Wow, still remember it after all these years. šŸ˜‰

  2. Carole Says:

    Gosh, that’s pretty interesting! And weird! Good call on the dish! šŸ˜›

  3. Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents Says:

    Yuk, my kids were never a fan of Dr. Seuss, I wasn’t either! But that certainly is interesting!

    Visiting from TB!

  4. Secondary Roads Says:

    Okay. Green eggs. I’ll give the ham a miss. Now that I look at those pictures, I’ll give green eggs a miss too. An interesting experiment. Maybe that’s why I went into electronics–it’s not as messy as biology.

  5. Vixen Says:

    When the kids were younger I made green eggs. But I just scrambled them with a little food coloring. Your experiment is way cooler. And grosser.

  6. Miss Szymanski Says:

    Hmmm… that is, well, interesting! We used to have that Dr. Seuss book, and I always thought, “Green eggs and ham? Disgusting!” I guess your experiment proves me right! šŸ˜‰

  7. Lin Says:

    That is cool! Kids love stuff like that–that is a very cool experiment.

  8. Babs Says:

    Yuck! It might have looked nicer coloured yellow or orange, but green? I bet it would have looked OK hard boiled though.

  9. Jen Says:

    So…is it still edible?

    • Rebecca Says:

      You guys crack me up! Get it? Crack me up? Hahahahhaa!!!!

      OK.

      Um, NO. We did not eat the egg. *retch*

      Babs, I should have hard-boiled it, yes! That would have been cool.