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Is it hot enough to fry an egg?

Last summer I decided to test the saying “It’s so hot that you can fry an egg.” First, I took fresh eggs, a mixing bowl, and a piece of foil outside. Then I broke the eggs and poured them onto a foil. I waited for 10 minutes, but nothing happened. I moved the eggs from a garden stone to the driveway, hoping that the asphalt would be hot enough to do the job. 30 minutes later I was very hot and very disappointed . I was glad to escape the heat. Inside I searched YouTube to find out if other people had experienced a failure with this cooking idea. Many people wanted to test this belief. They were mistaken the same way I was. One video proved that it’s possible to cook eggs on a hot day only with the help of a magnifying glass that increases the temperature. I did not have the right equipment to continue my experiment. I cleaned my mess, or removed evidence, and cooked the eggs on the regular stove. Finally, I posted all pictures and links to my blog.
I invite you to share a story about an experiment in which you will use transition words “first, then, later, finally.”

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Let’s find out.
Put on a hat and sunglasses before you start your cooking experiment. Follow these easy steps.
1. Take one or two eggs.
2. Break them and beat well.
3. Pour the eggs into a sheet of aluminum foil placed on a garden stone.
4. Cook until done stirring.
Set the table.
Were you lucky to serve your eggs with a pinch of parsley from the chef’s garden and enjoy your meal?

Find out what happened to these folks.
How to fry eggs on a sidewalk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atSCe6u8TaA
It’s the middle of the summer and it’s hot …
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tqdgSmalHQ&feature=related
On the car roof
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDZ5OCUjq1Y&feature=related
How to fry an egg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paJshg5lHuA&NR=1&feature=fvwp

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August 6, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

14 Comments »

  1. My Experiment
    What happens if you leave a ice cream out side?
    I decided make a this experiment to know what happens whit the ice cream.
    First I buy an ice cream. Then a leave the ice cream on the grass. After of 1 hour I return to see what happened with the ice cream, and what you think with the ice cream?
    It was melting on the grass. The grass was wet.
    How was it possible ?
    Because outside was hot, the sun is very very hot and the sunshine make that the ice cream melting,because its need to be a low temperature and outside was very hot.

    Comment by MG3 | October 17, 2011 | Reply

  2. When I was in Mexico, I did an experiment in my science class where I made a rainbow.

    Materials needed:
    A rather large container (bucket, kitchen, bowl …) of water
    A mirror plane
    A powerful flashlight that projects a narrow beam (you can partially cover the bulb with a card punched at center)
    Some clay to keep the mirror in the correct position
    Can darken a room completely

    What should you do?
    Prepare the container with water and flashlight
    Hold the mirror in the water, with an inclination of 45 º
    Send the light beam at the mirror
    Note that the reflected light is no longer white but it is the rainbow.

    Conclusion
    When light enters the water its speed changes, as occurs when water emerges after reflection in the mirror. Velocity changes involve deviations from the direction of propagation by changing from air to water and from water to air (the phenomenon of refraction).The deflection angle depends on the wavelength of each of the colors that make white light.

    Comment by sp5 | October 3, 2011 | Reply

  3. One day i make an experiment with my cousins about oil and water. Frist we put oil in glass, then we put water in the same glass with the oil, later we saw that the oil goes up, after that we mix the oil and the water, finally we saw that they cant mix together. 😛

    Comment by KP8 | October 3, 2011 | Reply

  4. The experiment is interesting, and the setting is important because sometimes is cold and sometimes is hot 😀

    Comment by JD8 | October 3, 2011 | Reply

    • What you wrote is very vague. Can you be more specific?

      Comment by Dr.M | October 12, 2011 | Reply

  5. The experiment can by more easy if the eggs is in one place with more sun !

    Comment by IG5 | October 3, 2011 | Reply

    • Did you watch the videos from YouTube that I referenced in my post? My conclusion is that there is no easier way but to use direct heat.

      Comment by Dr.M | October 12, 2011 | Reply

  6. in my science class we are doing a experiment about how
    the balance and we have to bring a egg
    and put it in a spoon to see the balance
    of the egg 😀

    Comment by w5 | October 3, 2011 | Reply

  7. In my science class an experiment about how we can know how it goes about playing a bacterium has to last so you can play and when you look at the bacteria under a microscope you know how much it evolves,it is very interesting to know how are playing something that you do not know and then you done interested in learning more about what you do for me is very interesting to my science class.

    Comment by D3 | October 3, 2011 | Reply

  8. The setting is very important because no all days is at a same temperature, mostly the clime was cold and the egg cant be cook.

    Comment by CAM3 | October 3, 2011 | Reply

    • Oh no! The weather was very hot – 112 degrees. I do not call it “cold.” But you are right saying that it wasn’t hot enough to fry an egg.

      Comment by Dr.M | October 12, 2011 | Reply

  9. that experiment is very interesant maybe i do it at my house 🙂

    Comment by JF5 | September 28, 2011 | Reply

    • in my ipc class doing of experiment of velocity

      Comment by mm5 | October 3, 2011 | Reply

      • What exactly did you do? What did you try to prove? Did it work? Did you confirm your hypothesis?

        Comment by Dr.M | October 12, 2011


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