Egg Drop Project

ObjectiveTo teach kids how to be innovative by creating a container that will hold an egg and keep it from breaking when dropped from a height.
Description Egg Drop Egg Drop

Following a set of rules, you will create a contraption that is durable enough to hold an egg dropped from a certain height. You must be creative and innovative in building this egg-contraption as it must weigh a certain amount, be a certain height and use certain materials and still do it's job of keeping the egg from breaking.

Here are some the rules for your egg drop project:

  • The egg and its contraption must hit the ground.
  • No balloons or parachutes are allowed.
  • The egg and the project must weigh less than 200 grams. ( the average egg weighs 50 grams)
  • Only raw, store bought chicken eggs; size medium or larger may be used. You may NOT soak the egg in vinegar.
  • Your egg project must fit on a regular size sheet of paper. (note that it may be 3 ft high and still fit on the paper)
  • Your egg project must have an opening the size of my pinky finger where i can see a portion of the egg.
  • You may not use nerf balls, pillows, or stuffed animals to protect your egg.
  • Once a project has hit the ground it will your responsibility to retrieve your egg and show it to the score keeper for scoring.


Have Fun!!!!

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Mark this activity as complete when you have successfully created a contraption which has kept your egg safe during the drop.

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Age Range 11    12    13    14    15    16   
Activity Type Project
Tags Logical-Mathematical Intelligence  Creativity  Ingenuity   Innovation  Spatial Intelligence 
Last ModifiedRobRob


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