Preventing a repeat of Humpty Dumpty…
Your challenge today is to build a contraption that will safely deliver an egg from a height to the ground. (Think dropping from a deck, balcony or 2nd floor window.) For this, you can use any household items, but often recycle items work best. As you are planning, think about what happens as an egg falls to the ground. What are some ways you could protect it? We know that it has to fall, so how can you control *how* to falls? This challenge has all to do with physics. It has to do with gravity, force, inertia, and kinetic and potential energy. In the resources today, you’ll see our introduction video and then a video that shows one family’s egg drop challenge. There are also videos about many of the main science concepts that play a part in today’s challenge. At the bottom of the page, there are links to the Egg Drop Planning Sheet and the Egg Drop Prediction Sheet. We look forward to seeing your contraptions and results! And don’t worry, we’ll also make our own contraptions and show you our results! Who will be the winner?!?!?!
Egg Drop Challenge– Primary & Intermediate (K-5)
Playtime with Parachutes– Intermediate (K-5)
How does a parachute work?– Intermediate (3-5)
Parachute Adventure– Primary & Intermediate (K-5)
Sesame Street: Force and Motion– Primary (K-2)
The Difference between Kinetic and Potential Energy– Intermediate (3-5)
Susie’s Song! Ignatz’s Inertia– Primary (K-2)
What is Inertia?– Intermediate (3-5)
Egg Drop Contraption Ideas on Pinterest Click to go to the link.
Egg Drop Challenge Worksheet by buggyandbuddy.com Clink on title for the document.
Egg Drop Recording Sheet by buggyandbuddy.com Clink on title for the document.
We had fun with this one!
Also a lesson on handling failure and finding the motivation to try again.