Raw or hard-boiled?

Raw or hard-boiled?

Can you tell the difference?

Ask your parent to hard boil an egg for you. Get them to give you a hard-boiled egg and a raw egg. Make sure they mix them up so you don't know which one is which.

How can you tell the difference between the two eggs, without breaking them?

Try it out and see! Be careful the raw egg doesn't end up like this:

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Here's how you tell the difference between a hard-boiled egg and a raw egg:

Spin both the eggs and see what you notice.

The raw egg will spin more slowly and it will wobble! This is because the raw egg is fluid inside, whereas the hard-boiled egg is solid. When you spin the raw egg, the fluid inside moves around and causes the wobbling. The hard-boiled egg has no fluid, so it doesn't wobble.

Put your finger briefly on the eggs to stop them spinning. When you take your finger away, the raw egg will continue to spin for a few more seconds, as the fluid inside is still moving. The hard-boiled egg will stop instantly.

Try it on your friends and family and see if they can tell the difference.