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The egg stayed as a whole, not even a crack!
My husband climbed onto the school roof with all the egg containers and dropped them one at at time.Be sure to check out, steam Kids book and ebook for even more creative stem and steam ideas!This year we changed the rules up a bit and eliminated a few materials the kids usually use in their egg contraptions- no boxes and no battery powered items.Looking for more creative and fun DIY and craft projects to try yourself?(Of course, some teachers, especially for older kids, may have different requirements for the assignment.).(You can even do it with preschool aged children!).One thing we noticed was when the egg dropped to the ground, the side that landed on the ground was on 3 straws with the same length sticking out the 3 vertexes.Have you tried the egg drop project yet?The key idea of a successful straw structure for egg drop project, from physics point of view, is to find a design that the straw will divert or absorb most of the forces, thus little force goes to the egg.Because, with this core shape, the landing side is usually with 3 straws sticking out.Egg Drop Experiment - #stem Challenge student universe promotion code for Kids.If youre unfamiliar with this popular stem activity, the challenge is for kids to design a contraption using various materials (usually recyclables) to protect a raw egg from a high fall.Since this is the highest weve done the egg drop challenge compared to years past, there were quite a few broken eggs this time!First Egg drop design with Straw Pyramid.The goal is to have the extended straws bear the forces upon touching the ground, thus deviate the force on the egg.Before we start the design process, we did some online search to get some design ideas, then we tried the pyramid design first.The center is a small cube to fit the egg.The Stick, the Egg, kid Games, rubber Bands.Can you guess the result?Creating The Perfect Egg Drop Project.You design a structure to hold the egg and to protect the egg from breaking when dropped from certain height.
Important to spread the rubber bands out so they distribute their pressure.
If youd like to try with your kids or students, we have a free design process worksheet to help the design thinking.