An eggcellent design challenge

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)