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Now, THAT was EGG-Citing!

Posted by on February 4, 2017

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why.

~Bernard Baruch

Meet … the HUMBLE egg … great for EATING, wonderful for making fake GEODES … and NOW … fabulous for … holding very HEAVY loads! What, you ask? It’s TRUE … you DEFINITELY read that right. Read on and see what WE discovered! *A VERY special thank you to our photographer, Mrs. Breen, for capturing MORE of our CRAZY antics today, and to Mrs. M. and Mrs. Jensen, for lending us their awesome classroom scales!

The HUMBLE egg … and two of his little buddies … but … where ARE they? GUESS! (Hint: the look on our teacher’s face and the plastic bags MIGHT be a good clue. Look CLOSELY!)

“I think that three eggs will hold three math textbooks without breaking. The three eggs really held twenty-five textbooks. I weigh 26 kilograms. I think I was as heavy because the textbooks weigh twenty-five kg! OMGosh!!! But, I would break the eggs. I wonder how much does an egg weigh?” ~Beyazit

“I think that 3 eggs will hold 6 math textbooks without breaking. 23 textbooks, three eggs with six bottle tops they can hold. I am 26 kgs. 23 textbooks equals 25 kgs. I am 1 kg bigger than the textbooks. I was so scared. I almost couldn’t look because I was so scared. We measured the books with a scale. We had two scales. One of them was an old fashioned dial scale and a digital scale. The old fashioned scale worked the best.” ~Will

“I think that three eggs will hold 47 math textbooks without breaking. I was shocked. I think we could get into the Guinness Book of World Records. I was 24 away. It was awesome. I can’t believe three eggs can hold 25 kg, (kilograms) or 53 pounds. I also can’t believe I am 43 kg – 97 pounds. Isn’t it unbelievable? Did you know that an egg is a dome shape and it makes it stronger so that’s how three eggs can hold 23 heavy math textbooks. If you think an egg is weak, you are wrong.” ~Arash

Okay … that’s SHOCKING … we’re up to ELEVEN old math textbooks! Are you SURE those are eggs under there???

“I think that three eggs will hold 9 math textbooks. We are back! Yay! I was only 14 away from my answer!!! The actual answer was 23. I think that if I would do this again I would pick a number closer to 23 next time so my mom and dad don’t know! Yesterday we did the egg challenge and today we are measuring how heavy all of the 23 books were together! I will tell you how the explosion happened. We were at 24 books and all of the sudden BOOM!!! The books slid all over on one side and crack, crack, crack. The three eggs cracked. The pressure was so hard that two of the eggs were stuck in the bottle caps! And, the cap that did not have an egg stuck in it was cracked! Du, du, du … I was SO shocked that three … I mean THREE … eggs could hold up 23 heavy and BIG textbooks!” ~Katherine

“I think that three eggs will hold four math textbooks without breaking. The answer is, drum roll please, TWENTY-THREE! Wow! I’m shocked! Holy smokes! I weigh twenty-seven kilograms. I know that because we weighed ourselves on an old fashioned dial scale. The first one did not work well and it was a glitchy one! So frustrating! We discovered that three normal eggs that have been refrigerated and some kind of cap of some sort of bottles … six of them. We did some stacking from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 … it collapsed and there was a big explosion and that was the end of our science experiment! πŸ™ Wonders: why are eggs so strong? Are egg shells stronger than a hard boiled egg?” ~Maya

Yup … LOOK! There they ARE! I WONDER if we can hear them CRACKING?

“I think that three eggs will hold 3 math textbooks without breaking. The three eggs actually held 23 textbooks altogether. I was so excited because Mrs. Renton said to get in a circle. Then, she handed B bottle caps and raw eggs because we watched Bill Nye do an egg experiment. I will tell you all about it. So, you need eggs, bottle caps, books or bricks to get started. So, put the eggs on wherever you are doing it … make sure it is a flat surface. Put the bottle caps on the table then put the egg in the cap then put the other cap on top of the egg and then put the books on top.” ~Emily

“I think three eggs will hold two math textbooks without breaking. The answer is actually … 23! I was a LOT off but the good thing is that I tried! πŸ™‚ This experience was SO MUCH FUN!!! Yesterday we did a challenge called the egg challenge! I was 34 kilograms! I actually thought I would be WAY more! So, basically what we did was we put three eggs with bottle caps on the top and bottom. I wonder if I was six foot five how much I would weigh? So we put a baking sheet on the bottom so the eggs wouldn’t go ka-boom and all over the carpet. I LOVED this experience because I thought it was AWESOME how the eggs collapsed. Then we put plastic bags along the sides because Mrs. Renton would probably FREAK out! We also put a plastic bag on the very first one because then that one would not get all gloopy! We made it up to 23 math textbooks!” ~Vivian

“I think that three eggs can hold five math textbooks without breaking. So, I weigh 28 kg. I think you want to know how much 23 books can weigh. It is 25 kg! Boom! The digital scale didn’t work so then we used the old fashioned dial scale.” ~Eric

“I think that three eggs will hold six math textbooks without breaking. The total was … 23! I went to get two more books and then it BROKE! Mrs. Renton was TERRIFIED! I said gross when it broke.” ~Zari

WHAT??? That’s SIXTEEN old math textbooks. You’ve GOT to be KIDDING us! Get some more plastic bags out … this is BOUND to be MESSY!!!

“I think that three eggs will hold five math textbooks without breaking. The REAL answer was 23! OMG! I was super duper SHOCKED! When I saw the stack of books I called it the textbook tower! I discovered that the 23 books are 25 kg! I weigh 28 kg! The eggs will break with me. Once the eggs broke … all the books fell to death! I called it squashed! Even a bottle cap had a crack! The eggs risked their lives holding books! The digital scale was … HORRIBLE! It did not work … but the old fashioned dial scale did work! We should of put it on World Records 2017! Then everybody could see it! I wonder how many THICK books it can hold? I wish the eggs could hold me!” ~Colby

“I think that three eggs will hold four math textbooks without breaking. Three eggs can hold 23 books! WOW!!! That’s a world record! Once we put the 24th book on it collapsed! 23 math textbooks weighs 25 kg and 53 pounds. I weigh 31 kg. We put so much pressure on that the eggshell got sucked into the bottle caps. I wonder hoe many textbooks four eggs can hold? I guess 43 math books. We weighed the math books with an old fashioned dial scale because the digital scale was being naughty! πŸ™‚ ” ~Reid

“I think that three eggs will hold ten math textbooks without breaking. It held 23 TEXT BOOKS!!! I was 13 away. I was so close. It was super fun! Then the next day we measured the text books. After that we measured the class. I was 29 kg. The text books were 25 kg.” ~Alinah

WHAT??? TWENTY-TWO text books? No. This HAS to be an optical illusion. Some of us CAN’T even bare to LOOK … but we’re NOT moving BACK!

“I think that three eggs will hold five or six math textbooks without breaking. Wow! It took 23 textbooks and I predicted 5 or 6 and it wasn’t close. It was amazing! OMG. I weigh 25 kg. I didn’t see the eggshell crack because the textbook slid in my view. I discovered that the three eggs can hold 23 textbooks. It must be heavy. We used a cookie tray.” ~Daniel

“I think that three eggs will hold 8 math textbooks without breaking. The eggs really held 23 textbooks. On the 24th textbook it tumbled over! At 11 books, Mrs. Renton freaked out that everything would get ruined so she put plastic bags all around the tin. We weighed all 23 textbooks. 23 textbooks was 25 kg or 53 pounds.” ~Leah

“I think that three eggs will hold four math textbooks without breaking. I was shocked that three eggs could hold 23 textbooks! I never knew eggs were that strong. I was surprised that I was 33 kg. I wonder how many kgs eggs are. It scared me when it cracked!” ~Brooklyn

So … did those three eggs hold twenty-THREE or TWENTY-four? What a MESS! A GLORIOUS mess!

“I think three eggs will hold 8 textbooks without breaking. Three eggs could hold 23 math textbooks! What??? I wonder how many eggs you need to hold 1000 textbooks! I think you would need about 100000! I think three eggs could hold me because three eggs could hold 23 textbooks. I could probably go on three eggs and they wouldn’t break! I can’t believe that some of the eggshells were shoved in so hard that it was stuck in the bottle cap and one of the bottle caps even had a crack in it! WHAT? If we didn’t have the tray the carpet would have had egg yolk on it and that would be disgusting!” ~Sky

“I think that three eggs will hold 3 math textbooks without breaking. Oh my gosh!!! Three eggs held 23 textbooks. Isn’t it amazing? And guess what. The pressure was so BIG the eggshells were stuck to the lid!!! And, one of the lids b-b-broke!!! Oh yeah … I was so scared I pulled my cushion and hugged it so tight I think it nearly popped! Mrs. Renton couldn’t even CARRY that many books!!! I, did I tell you that maybe half of my class freaked out! I nearly got goose bumps! The next day we weighed how much kg the math text books weighed and guess what? It weighed about 25 kg!!! Mrs. Renton weighed our class. I weighed 44 kg. Yup. There you have it! I wonder how eggs are pretty strong. I mean, I thought they were very delicate. I also wonder how can scales know how much you weigh? And, here are some of my discoveries: one is that three eggs can hold … drum roll … 23 math textbooks! My second discovery is when the pressure is so hard on the eggs, the eggs will be stuck on the lids! Now I’ll tell you what happened when the eggs broke … and what happened to the textbooks … they collapsed!” ~Evelyn S

SMART thinking, Mrs. Renton … putting the FIRST text book into a plastic bag kept the ENTIRE mess away from those books!

“I think that three eggs will hold 6 or more textbooks without breaking! Wow! Wow! Wow! They held 23 textbooks! It was so amazing! The egg was stuck in the caps. The shell was kind of broken but somehow the cap was also broken. Wow! It was so nerve wracking to watch. I wonder if four eggs can hold more textbooks.” ~Alex

“I think the eggs will hold six math textbooks without breaking. The answer was 23 textbooks. I was 17 off. My guess was 6. I think this should be in the Guinness Book of World Records. 23 textbooks weigh 25 kg or 53 pounds. There was so much pressure that the eggshell didn’t want to come out of the cracked lid. The mom of the eggs must have been a bodybuilder because the eggs can hold 25 kgs!” ~Colter

The pressure on those eggs was SO great that the eggshells were STUCK in the caps and HARD to REMOVE!

“I think it will hold four books. But, it held 23 books. Boy am I impressed. I think it should be in the world record book! Sadly, we couldn’t see the eggs. But, it was SO cool! It was so nerve wracking! I was excited but nervous it was unbelievable that it was 23 books! I was 20 kg. I was so, so, so shocked that the books weighed more than me! I would never believe that 23 books are 5 kg more. 23 books are 25 kg and I am 20 kg. I bet their mother was really strong! I wonder how many eggs you need to carry 100 books?” ~Evelyn L

“I think the eggs will hold four math textbooks without breaking. And … I was shocked with this result. The famous Guinness World Records worthy result is … drum roll … 23 big heavy math textbooks and there were only two textbooks left to go through before the eggs “scrambled” out of their shells! Today we got a digital scale from Mrs. M. but the scale was cranky and wouldn’t weigh the right amount. So, we sent the great and fearless May to get a new and better scale from Mrs. Jensen! And, when Maya retrieved the great and mighty scale and brought it back to the classroom it was a better scale, but it wasn’t very new because it was a … drum roll … old-fashioned dial scale! We tried weighing the 23 bottle cap and eggshell cracking, egg scrambling and experiment collapsing textbooks! And, the final result was … drum roll … 25 cracking kilograms, (53 pounds), is what those mighty body builder eggs held up! But, let me tell you that if you try this experiment it might be exciting but it will also be nerve wracking! Materials you would need if you tried this at home and were as worried as our teacher about making a mess, (PS that is REALLY worried): you will need a tin cooking sheet that you don’t mind smelling like eggs. Several heavy things the same weight, three eggs, six bottle caps and plastic bags, (and I mean a LOT of plastic bags to surround the eggs)! You stack it by putting the tin cooking sheet at the bottom and putting bottle caps on the top and bottom of the eggs and stack the heavy objects on top! And, record what happens because it may be Guinness World Record book worthy … or … just truly INCREDIBLE!” ~Payton

Anyone UP for some … scrambled EGGS? Now THAT was egg-citing!

“I think three eggs can hold five math textbooks without breaking but the answer is 23! It was like a horror movie … a parody of “if the log rolls over we will die” song was stuck in my head which made it even worse! But, it was more like “if the eggs roll over we will FREAK out! The 23 textbooks weighed 25 kg and I weigh 39 kg. Even on the first book I could feel it crashing. I wonder if the egg went to the gym!!!” ~Rowen

Hmm … the digital scale seems JUST a little “glitchy”. It MIGHT be time for some NEW batteries! Let’s give the OLD-SCHOOL scale a try!

“I think that three eggs will hold three math textbooks without breaking. The eggs could actually hold 23 textbooks! I’m impressed. Give them a big clap!!! I was so shocked! Okay, I guess you don’t know the story. So, this is what happened. I was ready to see what we were doing and I saw we had eggs. One second I have not told you how much I weigh. I weigh 23 kilograms. Now, back to the story. I had no idea what we were doing until I heard Payton say  … the EGG challenge! I was so excited! So, we used three eggs and six bottle caps. We stacked textbooks on top. The first one we put in a plastic bag. I got scared after three. Then, after a little bit, it got to eleven and I got REALLY scared! Even after that it go to TWENTY! I got SUPER scared. A few minutes later it got to 24 and I heard CRASH … so … it was twenty-three! I was 20 off! I hope you LIKED this! Bye!” ~Connie 

Wow … 23 textbooks … 25 kg! Let’s see how the REST of us compare! 

We wonder:

  • how much each egg weighs … so we can figure out how many times their OWN weight they can hold!
  • how we can rig this experiment so that we can see if three NEW eggs can hold some of our lighter students … SAFELY … because a few of us weigh even LESS than twenty-three math textbooks!

A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education.

~Smiley Blantonq

17 Responses to Now, THAT was EGG-Citing!

  1. Mr R

    That was eggceptional. I would have never guessed that three eggs could hold that much. I can’t “weight” for your next blog!

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Mr. R!

      Thank you for leaving this EGGCEPTIONAL comment! We’re excited for our next blog post too! You might EGGSPLODE when you see our NEXT blog post! We don’t think ANYONE in our class could believe that three tiny little eggs could hold that much weight … it was unbelievable!

      Keep checking back! Have an EGG-citing day!

      The BPS Bloggers :0

  2. The R family

    That’s was amazing! There is nothing better than hearing your child come home from school with excitement from the learning going on in class. What an egg-citing experiment!

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi R Family!

      Thank you for this EGG-splosive comment! We loved the egg challenge. Lots of us went home and told our families about this experiment. Check out our latest blog post … to be published in the “neggst” couple of days! You will EGG-splode with even MORE egg-citement!

      Keep checking back! Have a lovely day!

      The BPS Bloggers πŸ™‚

  3. Maxine

    Wowee!! Colby was so excited to tell us all about this when you did this experiment. We found it really cool to see the pictures and hear all of your predictions and observations now too. Thank you so much for sharing! Super Cool!!!

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Maxine!

      Thank you for the lovely comment! We thought that egg-speriment was really neat too! We loved the nerve-wracking egg-citement that we felt! It was SO egg-citing that we wondered if those eggs could hold one of US! We’re glad that Colby shared the experiment with you!

      Keep checking back! Have a lovely day!

      The BPS Bloggers πŸ™‚

  4. Grandma Mary

    I think I want to go back to grade 3 and be in Mrs. Renton’s class. What great learning experiences!

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Grandma Mary!

      Thanks for the lovely comment! Too bad there WASN’T a shrinking time machine that could send you back to Grade Three … we would LOVE to have you hang out with us! If you want to see MORE of our experiences, wait for the NEXT egg-scrambling blog post!

      Keep checking back! Have a wonderful day!

      The BPS Bloggers πŸ™‚

      • Mary

        Anticipating your next adventure.

        • Laurie Renton

          Hi Grandma Mary!

          Thank you for your awesome comment! We’re glad that you are enjoying our posts and that you are looking forward to our next adventures!

          Keep checking back! Have a great day!

          The BPS Bloggers πŸ™‚

  5. Grandma H.

    I found your blog very fascinating!!! It reminded me of the beautiful cathedrals and structures that we saw in Barcelona,Spain. They were designed by the architect, Antoni Gaudi. His parabolic and catenary arches and domes could support tremendous weight. I wonder what kind of arch the egg is most like – I think perhaps, parabolic. It was also very nice to see your teacher, Mrs. Renton included in some of the photos!!

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Grandma H.

      Thank you for the lovely comment. We’re glad that you found our blog post fascinating. Your comment about Antoni Gaudi gave us the idea to google search his work. You were quite right. We found it quite fascinating about the domes and arches we saw. His building almost looks a little like fantasy also. We’re surprised that his buildings are still standing because they are a little old but it must be because those structures and shapes are VERY strong. Usually Mrs. Renton is our photographer. This time, because she had to lift textbooks and keep the carpet safe, we used different photographers! It is rare to see her in our blog posts.

      Keep checking back! Have a wonderful day.

      The BPS Bloggers πŸ™‚

  6. Vivian

    I really loved doing the egg challenge, it was pretty Egg-Citing wasn’t it? I actually might do this experiment at home … but put paper bags everywhere though! πŸ˜‰ Sorry this is such a short comment, I gotta go watch a football game because iv’e been on this computer for hours! I’ll see you guys tomorrow! Can’t wait to see ya! And maybe when I get to school tomorrow, I have a really funny riddle to tell you! Bye! -Vivian :DDDDD

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Vivian!

      Thank you for the lovely comment. We loved the egg challenge! Some of us want to do the egg challenge at home too! Make sure your parents ALLOW you to do the egg challenge at home because they might not want a mess in the kitchen! Actually we don’t really think your comment WAS short! It doesn’t matter if it IS short though … we just love it when you leave a comment!

      Thank you for leaving this wonderful comment! Have a lovely day! Keep checking back!The OTHER BPS Bloggers πŸ™‚

  7. AJ β€œFreckles2.0” Kang

    I’m loving these egg puns. I guess you could say they’re eggcellent.

    I love coming back to these blogs and seeing what’s happening in a classroom from 4 years ago! It goes to show how old I’m getting. These experiments are fun when you’re in grade 3 because you don’t need to explain the science of what’s happening. For those of you that love science, you only need to know that every time you break an egg, you are focusing something on one spot of the egg. Think of a knife cutting something versus sa brick trying to cut something. The more focused something is on an object, the less force it takes to break it. Each egg can hold about 8.3 kilograms, or roughly 16 pounds. That’s a lot, but only because it’s spread over the surface of the egg. I wish I could go back and be in grade 3 again. It was so much easier than being in grade 7. πŸ˜€

    Wow, I’m spending time doing some simple math on an old blog instead of doing my homework. It’s worth it!!

  8. Leah


    the egg challenge was so cool my favorite part was when someone stood on the eggs. Well got to go.

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Leah!

      Thank you for this lovely comment! We thought the egg challenge was really cool too! We were surprised that three eggs could hold a grade three student! We couldn’t believe our eyes!

      Have a wonderful day! Keep checking back!

      The OTHER BPS Bloggers πŸ™‚

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