Egg Drop Challenge

These requirements have been determined through class-wide research, discussion, and agreement.

[class brainstorming Google Doc]

Materials Supplied by Instructor
  • egg (freebie)
  • hot glue (freebie)
  • straws (4)
  • paperclips (3)
  • string (36" total)
  • masking tape (12")
  • toothpicks (5)
  • balloons (2)
  • Popsicle sticks (4)
  • cotton balls (6)
Materials Supplied by Student
  • elastic bands (6)
  • q-tips (4)
  • toilet paper (4 squares)
  • marshmallows (4)
  • popcorn (1 cup)
  • plastic container or can (700 mL max)
  • other tape (6")
  • parachute (plastic bag)
  • wire (12")
  • fishing line (in place of string -- 36")
  • sponge (1, like this only)
  • sandwich bag (1)
  • corrugated cardboard (35 in2)
  • bubble wrap (4x4")
  • Styrofoam cup (1)
  • paper plate (2)
  • plastic ball from dollar store (?)
  • saran wrap (5X5")
  • egg carton cup (2)
  • tennis ball (1/2)
Restrictions
  • 6 materials maximum, not including the egg and hot glue
  • may use one material x2 (counts as 2)
  • maximum size 6 x 6 x 6 in (15 x 15 x 15 cm)
Marking Method
  • Sketch:
    • effort, level of detail, clarity of materials
    • must be done on computer
  • Egg Drop:
    • 10 marks if no cracks or breakage
    • 9 marks if there is a small crack
    • 8 marks if there is more than one crack and the membrane is not exposed
    • 7 marks if membrane is exposed but there is little or no white liquid exposed
    • 6 marks if white liquid has leaked out
    • 5 marks if yolk is still entirely intact
    • 4 marks if there is some leakage from the yolk
    • 3 marks for showing up with your egg vessel!

Report

The report requirements are here.
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