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Egg Drop Engineering Challenge

Design a structure that can protect an egg from a two-story drop!

Additional Fee
Ages 8–18
45 minutes
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Protecting items from breaking during shipping is big business! In this open-ended challenge, students work together to design a structure that can protect an egg from a two-story drop by measuring kinetic and potential energy as well as energy transfer.

About Engineering Challenges

Our Engineering Challenges are an opportunity for students to investigate scientific phenomena while working collaboratively to imagine, plan, create, test, and improve on solutions to design challenges. Students will use their own creativity and real scientific tools to evaluate their creations.

Engineering Challenges can be added to your group visit for an additional fee. Click here for pricing.

The Egg Drop Challenge Is Suitable for Grades 3–12

SOLs covered include:

  • 3rd Grade: 1
  • 4th Grade: 1
  • 5th Grade: 1 and 3
  • Physical Science: 1 and 5
  • Physics: 1 and 4
Children watching an egg fall on to a blue tarp with the Science Museum Wondermark.