Egg Drop Pre–Lab
YOUR TASK: Your task is to
produce a craft which an egg (egg must be inside of the craft) can be
dropped from a height of 2 meters or higher and not break. The goal is
for each student to use their knowledge of potential and kinetic
energy to keep an egg from breaking or cracking when dropped.
REQUIREMENTS: Each craft can be
built with a maximum of 10 pieces of paper and 10 pieces of tape 1
inch in length. Students may also make 20 staples on each craft. The
craft can reach a maximum height of 40 inches and no other materials
MAKE A PLAN: Put together your
ideas on how to build the egg drop craft and make a plan. All the work
to build the craft must be done in class. The student can test ideas
at home, but the student must bring own paper (I’ll supply the tape
and staples) and rebuild the craft in class.
Draw the craft below and label the
diagram parts with approximate measurements (don’t forget the units)
off to the side of the picture.
What is the name of your craft?
Identify all the materials you plan to
use to build your craft.
Explain the set up of the craft and
describe how it will work to protect the egg from the impact of
hitting the ground.
Describe how the egg will survive
the fall in the craft from the stairs in terms of kinetic and