Hooked On Science: Sunset Egg

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The Sunset Egg


PLEASE follow these safety precautions when doing any science experiment.  

  • ALWAYS have an adult present.  
  • ALWAYS wear the correct safety gear while doing any experiment.  
  • NEVER eat or drink anything while doing any experiment.  
  • REMEMBER experiments may require marbles, small balls, balloons, and other small parts. Those objects could become a CHOKING HAZARD. Adults are to perform those experiments using these objects. Any child can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Keep uninflated or broken balloons away from children. 


“This special egg, it’s called a sunset egg. It represents our atmosphere. Notice, at the bottom, it looks bluish, the reason for that, the light is traveling through a smaller part of the egg. Here on earth, on a cloud-free day, our sky looks blue because sunlight is traveling through a smaller part of the atmosphere. In the evening, it travels through a larger part of the atmosphere and it looks yellowish kinda like the top of the egg.”