- Students will prototype and build a contraption to protect an egg while falling.
- Craft materials
- Step stool
- Disposable table cloth
Let's Get Started!
Have the students work in groups of 3-4, and begin by brainstorming 2-3 design concepts on how they can protect their egg. With the craft materials available have the students construct a container which will hold an egg and protect it from being dropped. At the end of the class period have the teacher stand on a step stool over a disposable table cloth, and test out each each device with an egg inside.
For a different take on the same activity, have the students design parachutes to save Humpty-Dumpty and make it into a lesson and drag.