Pace: 7 class periods
Forces and Design: Egg Drop Challenge
Square Peg - Round Hole
Your mission is to safely return an egg to Earth after being dropped from the top of the stairs at the 8th grade lounge (6m???) using only the limited resources below. The rules for this assignment are as follows:
Think about your materials and how your are going to use them. While doing this, make a Version #1 annotated sketch of the design your team is going to use
Construct your egg drop apparatus Version #1.
Conduct the actual egg drops and analyze the results. Complete the analysis worksheet in addition to the analysis discussion that we have after each participant completes their egg drops.
Revise design and create a Version #2 blueprint (use the picture as an example) and build.
Conduct the actual egg drops and analyze the results. Compare your results from Version #1 with Version #2 in an student created analysis that includes media.
Project modified from Minnesota Science Teachers Education Project.