Egg Drop Challenge
Can you protect a raw egg from breaking when dropped from a height onto the ground. Take on our egg drop challenge!
- Raw Egg
- Selection of common household materials including cardboard, string, plastic bags, bubble wrap, newspapers etc.
The idea is to protect the egg from breaking by either making a parachute or some sort of protective casing (or both!) You can then test it by dropping the egg from a height such as an upstairs window.
Using common household materials, you can either cover your egg or construct a parachute or build a structure around your egg in order to absorb the impact from the ground so that the egg does not break when it hits the floor.
To design and construct a protective casing in order to protect a raw egg from breaking when dropped from a height (say from an upstairs window) onto the ground.
Health and Safety
Please ensure that there is no-one in the ‘dropping zone’.
Care must be taken when dropping the egg from a height, particularly off a chair or from an upstairs window – please ask an adult to do this for you.