PLEASE NOTE: tickets should be purchased in advance.

Egg Drop

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

Bookable Group Challenge Lab

Throughout the Museum
Included with public admission / School rates apply
Ages 11-18 Ages 5-11
45 minutes

Have you ever received a package and the item inside was broken? Protecting items from breaking during shipping is a big business. Design a structure that can protect an egg from a two-story drop by measuring kinetic and potential energy as well as energy transfer. And it’s just fun to drop eggs!

About Engineering Challenge Labs

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

Currently Unavailable for Booking

While we’re not able to offer this programming now, it’s still in our repertoire. Once we can welcome groups back to the Museum again, we will make this available for booking.

The Egg Drop challenge is suitable for grades 3 – 12.

SOLs covered include:

  • 5th Grade: 1 and 3
  • Physical Science: 5
  • Physics: 4