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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Egg Demonstration

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Egg Demonstration Procedure
I hope your students get as much out of this demonstration as mine did!
On the following pages you will find step by step instructions on how to
make this demonstration successful, along with tips and tricks to maximize
the impact.
Here is a blog post about this demonstration: http://fcsandthensome.blogspot.com/2014/09/fetalalcohol-syndrome-egg-demonstration.html
Here is a pin if you need to save it on Pinterest:
Please consider purchasing the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Pack from
my store for more great resources. The optional Egg Demonstration
Observation Record is included in the Pack or may be purchased
independently from my store.
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Daily Plan
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
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Quick Reference
add eggs to
remove dissolved
shell, start
cut open eggs
Materials Needed
distilled vinegar (approx. 24 oz), 3
clear glass cups, 3 eggs
water, paper towel, 3 clear glass cups,
water (approx. 12 oz), red food dye,
alcohol, labels for cups, recording sheet
– optional
paper towel, recording sheet – optional
paper towels, paper plates (or
something to contain the mess), knife,
recording sheet – optional, kitchen
cleaning solution and wash cloth
The eggs will float! There will
be some of the shell exposed,
but as it sits in the vinegar, it
will soften.
Day 1:
• Obtain 3 clear, 8oz glasses.
• Place 1 raw egg (uncracked) in each glass and then pour vinegar in cups until
the egg is covered.
• Set your submerged eggs in a safe place.
Day 2
• Check on the eggs.
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Pictures on the next page.
Day 3:
• Remove eggs from cups, set them on a paper towel and dump out the
• Rinse the cups with water. Dry them and set aside.
• Holding one egg in the palm of your hand, gently rub your thumb on the
surface of the egg. The shell should start coming off. It will feel
like sand paper as it comes off. The grit will help remove the shell
over the entire surface so don’t wash your hands until you are
done. Repeat this process with the other eggs.
• Rinse the eggs and wash your hands.
• Set up the demonstration: In one cup pour about 6 oz. of water and 20-30
drops of red food coloring. In another cup pour about 6 oz. of
your chosen alcohol. In the last cup pour about 6 oz of water.
Label glasses.
• Make observations if desired. Add eggs with removed shells.
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Shell removal.
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Rinse eggs.
Place eggs in glasses.
Pictures on the next page.
Day 4:
• Remove eggs from cups and set them on a paper towel.
• Discuss what is happening (without revealing).
• Make observations if desired.
• Place eggs back in their cups.
~ The eggs in water will pop
like balloons so all you need
Day 5:
to do is puncture them. Try
not to break the yolks like I
• Remove eggs from cups and set
them on a paper towel.
~ The egg in alcohol will have
• Make last observations if desired. to be completely cut. For the
greatest effect, try to cut
• Place each egg on a paper plate. through the yolk on this one.
• Very gently open each egg.
• Have students observe what happened inside the egg and record observations.
• Discuss connections between the egg and a human baby.
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Normal yolk
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Dyed white
Cooked yolk
Cooked white
Day 4
Day 5
Normal yolk
Normal white
A big thanks to these great artists!
Tall, Kinder Bubble Solid, Kinder Print Dot
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