Boiled Eggs Experiment with Kids

How to Make YOUR Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

How do you like your egg? My son loves hardboiled eggs for his snacks. I like smooth, softer yolk, and my son loves super hardboiled well-done yolk. How long should we boil then? Let’s try this experiment and find out how many minutes we need to make our perfect boiled eggs!

*Caution* Do not try this experiment without adult supervision.

What you need

  • 6 eggs
  • Soup pan
  • Water
  • Tongs or ladle (I preferred tongs)
  • Stopwatch (phone) 
  • Papers to write down how many minutes

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  1. Use any paper and write each minute. We tried 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15.
  2. Put all eggs in a saucepan and cover with water.
  3. Put the pot over high heat and bring to a boil.
  4. Once the water boiled, start to count the minutes with stopwatch.

*Caution* Do not try this experiment without adult supervision.

Boiling-Hard-Boiled-Eggs-Experience---Spongy-kids3At the desired time, carefully take out the egg. Transfer it to the paper with matching numbers.

Boiling-Hard-Boiled-Eggs-Experience---Spongy-kids4Make sure all cooled down, and let’s peel them!

Boiling-Hard-Boiled-Eggs-Experience---Spongy-kids5.jpgSeparate each egg and show the boiled minutes on the top.

Here is our result.

  • 4-minutes: It had a delicate white egg and a runny yolk with a creamy aftertaste.
  • 6-minutes: It had solid white egg and creamy yolk.
  • 8-minutes: The softer yolk.
  • 10, 12, 15-minutes: Three of them were dried and harder yolk. It was hard to tell the difference.
Our experiment is complete! Let’s taste them with salts.

Here is our opinion.
My son: He thought that 12 minutes and 15-minute are the best! Those are definitely well-done, and he loved them.
My opinion: I loved 6 minutes boiled egg the best. It was not too runny and yolk was very creamy.
My husband: He loved the 4-minute one the best with runny yolk with a creamy aftertaste.

Now we all know which yolk is our favorite and how long we need to wait after the water got boiled. Great success!

Happy learning!

Featured Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

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