Egg Drop Competition
Thursday, February 22, 2018 and Friday, February 23, 2018
Student must design an apparatus to keep an egg from breaking when dropped from the balcony. Students may use any material that he or she wishes. The teacher will provide all eggs. The student must hand the egg back to the teacher with no breakage to receive full credit after the first drop. Student will receive two grades for this activity. One for the actual drop and another for the lab report. The teacher will issue non-breakage awards for the smallest device, most elaborate design, and the most drops without breakage. On the day of the competition students will receive a lab sheet to record data and make calculations. The calculations include acceleration, velocity, speed, force, momentum, kinetic energy, and potential energy.
Students collaborated with team members to build the highest tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows as part of a unit on the engineering and design process used by scientists, architects, and technologists.