Protect Your Egg

"Ooooooooh!" chorused the students in Mr. Thensenga's science class as they heard the crunch of an egg on on the concrete. As part of their physics unit on velocity, 8th grade partners were tasked to design a way for an egg to make it safely to the ground when dropped from the roof of the school building. The only constraints were the materials available and that the design had to fit inside a particular container. Student groups used iPads to film the test as their egg was dropped from the roof. The film will help them analyze the effectiveness of their design and plan a reiteration. "The egg drop project was fun and it took creative thinking to keep the egg from breaking. I give it two thumbs up!" said Brady, an 8th grader in the class.