Egg Drop

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Objectives

Communication | Collaboration | Team Strategy

Group Size

Small | Medium | Large
  • If you have a larger group, break them up into groups of 3-5 people.

Materials

  • 1 fresh egg (or candy cream egg) for each group
  • Straws (Number depends on desired difficulty)
  • Masking tape (Amount depends on desired difficulty)
  • Any other items for creating a package to protect the egg, e.g. popsicle sticks, paper plates, cotton balls, shredded paper, etc.

Set Up

Distribute the materials evenly amongst the groups. Put a marker on a wall to show where you will drop the eggs from.

Directions

Using the raw materials provided, the team goal is to build a structure that will support a freefalling egg dropped from a predetermined height (e.g. 7 feet) without the egg breaking.

Variations

For added complexity, you can add specifications such as - the structure must catch the egg in such a manner that the egg stops at least 2 inches from the floor, but nor more than 6 inches from the floor, or encourage trading of materials among the groups, or allow the group to earn more materials by doing other challenges.

Debrief Questions