Look out below! Eggs on the loose! As an introduction to physics and creative design, third graders conceptualized and built structures in order to protect an egg from an 8 meter drop. Using materials such as balloons, popsicle sticks, newspaper and tape, and working under time constraints, the students designed, built and adapted their prototypes to create a solution to this dilemma.
Some eggs were not very fortunate and cracked under faulty design. Other eggs survived the drop, but their reward was to be turned into a delicious omelet for the successful designers to enjoy! All in all, it was a messy but fun way to learn about science and trial and error. (Susie Mutschler, Grade 3 Teacher)