Easter STEM Challenge: Egg-hanced

Grade Levels
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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The basic premise:

This is a classic egg-drop challenge with optional modifications. Individually or in partners/groups, students will design and build a device to protect an egg from cracking when dropped from a predetermined height.

Multiple iterations are recommended to get the most student benefit, but this can also be treated as a one-off activity.



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This is one of five challenges available for a 33% discount in the Easter STEM Design Challenge 5-in-1 bundle.

This resource is also available in the STEM CHALLENGE YEAR-ROUND MEGA-BUNDLE at an even greater discount!

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Benefits of this STEM Design Challenge:
- Focus on critical thinking, problem solving, and application of learning
- High levels of student engagement
- The potential to hit upon all NGSS ETS standards depending on the depth and number of iterations you choose to implement in your classroom (modifications included)
- Highly flexible and differentiated for materials, timing, grade levels, and rigor.

Each design iteration should be planned for at least 45 – 60 min. if you are including data gathering and analysis rather than just building for fun. If you add extension activities, you will need to adjust timing accordingly. I recommend working on STEM Design Challenges in multiple iterations to get the full value.
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Materials you’ll need to do the activity are easily modified.

Sample/suggested materials for each student or group:

– Eggs (1 – 3)
– Real or plastic
– Soft/protective materials
– Easter grass, cotton, tissue paper, floral foam, packing peanuts, etc.)
– Small cups or bowls (1)
– Craft sticks (5 – 10)
– Pipe cleaners (5 – 10)
– String/yarn (24 – 36 in.)
– Tape (12 – 24 in.)
– Rubber bands (5 – 10)
– Scissors
– Scale
– Design analysis handouts (included)
Optional
– Plastic baggies (1 – 2)
– Paper bags (1 – 2)
– Coffee filters ( 2 – 4)
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Product includes:


NGSS aligned standards, Grades 2 – 8

Teacher Tips

- Materials and timing
- Criteria & Constraints (including modifications to increase difficulty for older students)
- Measuring results
- Post-design extension activities list

Student Handouts
- Criteria & Constraints List (editable version provided)
- Design Analysis Handouts (2-page regular spacing and 4-page expanded spacing for primary students included)
- Discussion Questions

Extension templates
- Process Flow Map
- Math Extension

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Note: If you have purchased some of my non-holiday STEM challenges, this is a lighter – though not necessarily light – approach. Please download the preview to see the challenge, and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!
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Teaching Duration
1 hour

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Easter STEM Challenge: Egg-hanced
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Easter STEM Challenge: Egg-hanced
Easter STEM Challenge: Egg-hanced