In this NGSS aligned design challenge, students are tasked with designing and building a car that can protect an egg during a car crash.
This project is designed for middle school physical science students. Students should have some background knowledge on Newton's Laws and balanced and unbalanced forces. The assignment will help your students demonstrate mastery of the Next Generation Science Standards, including MS-PS2-1 and MS-ETS1-1.
The download includes a student worksheet, evaluation rubric, teacher notes, and slideshow to help with facilitation.
Materials needed for design challenge:
-a dozen raw eggs for testing
-an inclined plane for testing, such as a folding table with one set of legs collapsed
-1 set of other building materials (e.g., plastic wheels or life savers, bamboo skewers, straws, small cups, rubber bands, wooden craft sticks, etc.) per group
-disinfectant to clean any raw egg spills
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