1. With adult supervision -
Boil an egg until it becomes a hard
boiled egg. When the egg has
had time to cool, crack it and peel
off the egg shell.
2. Take a used tapered candle
(around 2" in height) and wrap
some of the fine wire around the base
of the candle leaving a long strand/lead
so that the candle can be lowered
into the jar and rest standing at
the bottom of the jar.
3. Light the candle and carefully
lower the candle to rest at the bottom
of the jar and leave the wire string
draped over the top of the jar.
4. Place the hard boiled egg
on the top (mouth) of the jar.
5. Watch and wait to see what
An egg is not a solid; it
has air pockets like a sponge.
By burning the air in the jar you
decrease the pressure inside the jar
which causes the egg to decrease in
size, becoming a solid and allows
the egg to slip through the opening
of the jar.